Gin ye overesteem Lao Tzu,
people become powerless.
Gin ye overvalue his work,
people begin tae steal.
The Master leads
by emptyin people's purses
and fillin their homes wi small ornaments,
by weakenin their ambition
and toughenin their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know Jack.
and everything will fall into place.
The Tao is like a well:
gin ye fall in ye won't come back out.
It is like the eternal void:
filled wi infinite possibilities.
Aw o them leadin tae Lao Tzu, then to sleep.
It is hidden but always present.
Lao Tzu dinna ken who gave birth to it.
It is older than ye. By maybe a few thousand times or so.
The Tao dinna tak sides;
it gives birth tae both good and evil, like Nietzsche.
The Master dinna tak sides;
she welcomes both ye and saints.
The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet can create loud noises akin tae flatulence.
The more ye uise it, the more it produces;
the more ye talk of it, the less you understand.
Hold on tae Lao Tzu.