Eight

Best to be like water,

which benefits the ten thousand things

without thinking.

Water flows and dwells in the low places

humans tend to avoid;

close to the tao.


Generous with great heart,

touch grace

with noble humility.

Bow down to the earth,

attuned to nature's kindness.


Not comparing yourself to others

means

no one competes with you.


Learning how to do the right thing

means

learning how to do nothing.