Chapter 66

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)
Classic of the Way and Virtue



By Lao Tzu (Laozi)


Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo, Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California

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Chapter 66

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao Tzu

 

 

English and Chinese (Wade-Giles) Terms:  Subordinate the Self, Put Yourself Last, Valley Streams Flow Downward (hsia), Small Rivers, Sage, Plain Language, Ocean, Humility, Sage, Noncompetition, Words, Sea, Strive, Exalt, Lead by Following, Untiring (pu yen), Contend, Esteem, Not Striving, Humility, Modesty, Wise Leader, Serving, Person (shen), Enlightened, Rule, Superiority, Kindness, Gentleness, Exalt, Accomplishment, Constructive, Follow, Guide, First, Last, Contend, Oppose, Gentleness,  後巳

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"That whereby the rivers and seas are able to receive the homage and tribute of all the valley streams, is their skill in being lower than they;
It is thus that they are the kings of them all.
So it is that the sage ruler, wishing to be above men, puts himself by his words below them;
And, wishing to be before them, places his person behind them.
In this way though he has his place above them, men do not feel his weight, nor though he has his place before them, do they feel it an injury to them.
Therefore all in the world delight to exalt him and do not weary of him.
Because he does not strive, no one finds it possible to strive with him."
-  Translated by James Legge, 1891, Chapter 66  

 

 

"That rivers and oceans can of the hundred valleys be kings is due to their excelling in lowliness.
Thus they can of the hundred valleys be the kings.
The holy man, when anxious to be above the people, must in his words keep underneath them.
When anxious to lead the people, he must with his person keep behind them.
The holy man dwells above, but the people are not burdened.
He is ahead, but the people suffer no harm.
The world rejoices in exalting him and does not tire.
He strives not, no one in the world will strive with him."  
-  Translated by D. T. Suzuki and Paul Carus, 1913, Chapter 66  

 

 

 

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"Why is the sea king of a hundred streams?
Because it lies below them.
Therefore it is the king of a hundred streams.
If the sage would guide the people, he must serve with humility.
If he would lead them, he must follow behind.
In this way when the sage rules, the people will not feel oppressed;
When he stands before them, they will not be harmed.
The whole world will support him and will not tire of him.
Because he does not compete,
He does not meet competition."
-  Translated by Jane English, 1972, Chapter 66 

 

 

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"Why are the oceans and rivers kings of all the valleys?
Receiving all the watercourses in tribute.
Because they are benevolently the inferiors of all the valleys with regard to levels.
That is why all the water flows towards them.
Following this example, the Sage who wishes to become superior to the common people should speak in words beneath himself, speak very humbly of himself.
If he wishes to become the first, he should put himself in last place, and continue to do so, after he has been exalted. 
He could then be elevated to the highest peak without the people feeling oppressed by him; he could be the first without the people complaining about him.
The whole empire would serve him with joy, without becoming weary of him.
For, not being opposed to anyone, no one would be opposed to him."
-  Translated by Derek Bryce, 1999, Chapter 66 

 

 

 

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"That which allows the rivers and seas to serve as kings of the small valley streams,
Is their ability to be below the small valley streams.
Therefore, they can serve as the kings of the small valley streams.
The Sage's presence at the front of his people, results from putting himself behind them.
The reason he is above them is that in his words he is below them.
But although he is on top of his people, they do not regard him as heavy;
And although he is in front of his people, they do not regard him as posing a threat.
All under heaven delight in advancing him while never tiring of him.
Because he does not compete,
No one in the world can compete with him."
-  Translated by Robert G. Hendricks, 2000, Chapter 66  

 

 

江海所以能為百谷王者, 以其善下之, 故能為百谷王.
是以欲上民, 必以身下之.
欲先民, 必以身後之. 
是以聖人處上而民不重. 
處前而民不害.
是以天下樂推而不厭.
以其不爭故天下莫能與之爭.
-  Chinese characters, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 66  

 

 

chiang hai so yi nêng wei pai ku wang chê, yi ch'i shan hsia chih, ku nêng wei pai ku wang.
shih yi yü shang min, pi yi yen hsia chih.
yü hsien min, pi yi shên hou chih.
shih yi shêng jên ch'u shang erh min pu chung.
ch'u shang erh min pu hai.
shih yi t'ien hsia lo t'ui erh pu yen.
yi ch'i pu chêng ku t'ien hsia mo nêng yü chih chêng.
-  Wade-Giles Romanization, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 66

 


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chiang hai suo yi neng wei bai gu wang zhe, yi qi shan xia zhi, gu neng wei bai gu wang. 
shi yi yu shang min,  bi yi yan xia zhi. 
yu xian min, bi yi shen hou zhi. 
shi yi sheng ren chu shang er min bu zhong. 
chu shang er min bu hai. 
shi yi tian xia le tui er bu yan. 
yi qi bu zheng gu tian xia mo neng yu zhi zheng. 
-  Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, Daodejing, Chapter 66

 

 

 

 

 

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"The reason why the sea
is king of all the valleys and the streams
is because it lies beneath them,
and so can act as king.
So anyone who wants to rule the people
must speak humbly to them;
Anyone who wants to lead the people
must follow them as if behind.
Those who are enlightened stand above the people,
and yet the people do not feel weighed down.
Those who are enlightened stand in front of the people,
and yet the people do not feel obstructed.
The whole world joyfully supports those who are enlightened
and never tires of doing so.
Because those who are enlightened contend with no one,
no one contends with them."
-  Translated by Tim Chilcott, 2005, Chapter 66  

 

 

 

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"The sea is the ruler of the rivers,
Because it lies below them.
Thus a ruler should always:
Speak like a subordinate, and lead by following after.
The ruler stands above, and no one feels the weight.
The great rivers and streams all pour their tribute of the world onto the seas.
The seas gain this tribute and are called high and mighty because they lie low, humility gives the sea its power.
It is for this reason that the followers of Tao humble themselves before mankind.
They speak in tones of humility and lowborn status.
They do not attempt to lead, but learn to follow, and find themselves leading the people from behind.
In this way the wise sovereign will rule over the people, but they will not feel his weight.
He will lead the people, but they will not feel slighted or displeased.
The people will gladly uphold and support such a one as this.
The master does not strive, in this way no one can strive against him."
-  Translated by John Dicus, 2002, Chapter 66  

 

 

"The sea is the ruler of the rivers,
Because it lies below them.
Thus a ruler should always:
Speak like a subordinate, and lead by following after.
The ruler stands above, and no one feels the weight."
-  Translated by Ned Ludd, Chapter 66 

 

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"Oceans and mighty rivers are as kings to all the valleys, because they lower themselves to the level of the valleys:
That is why they are as kings of the valleys.
Therefore the Sage, if he would be above the people, must in speech seem to put himself below the people.
If he would lead the people, he must place himself behind them.
Thus, although he is above the people, he is not a burden to them;
Although he goes ahead of the people, he does not block their way.
Thus, the whole world willingly follows and esteems him and is not irked by him.
And because he does not contend, no one contends with him."
-  Translated by Herman Ould, 1946, Chapter 66 

 

 

"As Tao is to the world, so are streams and valleys to the rivers and seas.
Rivers and seas can be kings to all valleys because the former can well lower themselves to the latter.
Thus they become kings to all valleys.
Therefore the Sage, in order to be above the people, must in words keep below them;
In order to be ahead of the people, he must in person keep behind them.
Thus when he is above, the people do not feel his burden;
When he is ahead, the people do not feel his hinderance.
Therefore all the world is pleased to hold him in high esteem and never get tired of him.
Because he does not compete; therefore no one competes with him."
-  Translated by Ch'u Ta-Kao, 1904, Chapter 66

 

 

 

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"Great rivers and seas can rule the hundred valleys because they are positioned below to receive the water.
In this way, they rule the hundred valleys.
The people are positive that their deep-seated desires are of the highest nature and justify them with inferior speech.
Deep-seated desires began for people when the body was put second.
There is a reason the sages do not engage with or give weight to the people's deep-seated desires.
They stop in front of the deep-seated desires and the people do not suffer (from their own deep-seated desires).
This is because Heaven below the sacred body is joyfully supported and not beyond its limits.
Accordingly it does not compete.
Therefore, Heaven below is without the ability to join with the deep-seated desires and compete."
-  Translated by Alan Sheets, 2002, Chapter 66 

 

 

"Rivers and seas are rulers
of the streams of hundreds of valleys
because of the power of their low position.

If you want to be the ruler of people,
you must speak to them like you are their servant.
If you want to lead other people,
you must put their interest ahead of your own.

The people will not feel burdened,
if a wise person is in a position of power.
The people will not feel like they are being manipulated,
if a wise person is in front as their leader.
The whole world will ask for her guidance,
and will never get tired of her.
Because she does not like to compete,
no one can compete with the things she accomplishes."
-  Translated by John H. McDonald, 1996, Chapter 66 

 

 

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"The Rivers and the Seas (because they seek a lowly place) are Lords of a hundred valleys
Let your love flow, seek a lowly place, you will be Lord of a hundred valleys.
That is why if the self-controlled man desires to exalt the people, in his speech he must take a lowly place; if he desires to put the put the people first he must put himself after them.
Thus, though he dwells above them, the people are not burdened by him
Though he is placed before them, the people are not obstructed by him,
Therefore men serve him gladly, they do not tire in serving him.
Because he does not strive, no one in the world can strive against him."
-  Translated by Isabella Mears, 1916, Chapter 66 

 

 

"How did the great rivers and seas get their kingship
Over the hundred lesser streams?
Through the merit of being lower than they;
That was how they got their kingship.
Therefore the Sage
In order to be above the people
Must speak as though he were lower than the people.
In order to guide them
He must put himself behind them.
Only thus can the Sage be on top and the people not be crushed by his weight.
Only thus can he guide, and the people not be led into harm
Indeed in this way everything under heaven will into harm be pushed by him
And will not find his guidance irk-some.
This he does by not striving;
And because he does not strive, none can contend with him."
-  Translated by Arthur Waley, 1934, Chapter 66

 

 

 

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"Rivers and seas!

Homage and tribute from all the valley streams

Pour into these;

They lower themselves, and for this reason alone

Become royalties.

So the wise man,

 

If ever he wish to be above other men,

In his words will plan

To remain below, and if he desire to lead,

Will keep from the van.

 

And in this way

Though he dwell above, men will not feel his weight,

He leads the array,

But they feel that he is not an impediment,

Nor in their way.

 

And so his compeers

Unwearyingly exalt and honor him

With joy and cheers,

And since he does not strive, no strife with him

Ever appears."
-  Translated by Isaac Winter Heysinger, 1903, Chapter 66 

 

 

"Why are rivers and seas lords of the waters?
Because they afford the common level
And so become lords of the waters.
The common people love a sound man
Because he does not talk above their level,
Because, though he lead them,
He follows them,
He imposes no weight on them;
And they in turn, because he does not impede them,
Yield to him, content:
People never tire of anyone
Who is not bent upon comparison."
-  Translated by Witter Bynner, 1944, Chapter 66

 

 

 

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"That by which the great rivers and seas receive the tribute of all the streams,
is the fact of their being lowly; that is the cause of their superiority.
Thus the Sage, wishing to govern the people, speaks of himself as beneath them;
and wishing to lead them, places himself behind them.
So, while he is yet above them, they do not feel his weight; and being before them, he yet causes no obstruction.
Therefore all men exalt him with acclamation, and none is offended.
And because he does not strive, no man is his enemy."
-  Translated by Walter Gorn Old, 1904, Chapter 66 

 

 

"The great rivers and seas are kings of all mountains streams
Because they skillfully stay below them.
That is why they can be their kings.
Therefore, in order to be the superior of the people,
One must, in the use of words, place himself below them.
And in order to be ahead of the people,
One must, in one's own person, follow them.
Therefore the sage rejoices in praising him without getting tired of it.
It is precisely because he does not compete that the world cannot compete with him."
-  Translated by Wing-Tsit Chan, 1963, Chapter 66

 

 

 

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"Los ríos y los mares son los reyes de los Cien Valles
porque se mantienen abajo.
Por esto, pueden ser reyes de todos los valles.
Así, el sabio, si desea estar sobre el pueblo,
baja sus palabras hacia ellos.
Para ser la cabeza del pueblo,
se queda abajo.
Así, el sabio permanece arriba
y el pueblo no siente su peso.
Conserva el primer puesto
sin dejar al pueblo atrás.
Todo el mundo lo alza con entusiasmo
sin cansarse de él.
Como a nadie oprime,
nadie le ataca."
-  Translation from Wikisource, 2013, Tao Te Ching, Capitulo 66

 

 

"Los grandes ríos caudalosos y el mar
     se pueden hacer reyes
     de los incontables arroyos de montaña por un motivo:
Porque están my por debajo de ellos.
Así son capaces de hacerse reyes
     de los incontables arroyos de montaña.
Por este motivo, se quieres estar por encima del pueblo,
Te debes colocar invariablemente
     de modo que los sigas desde artás.

Por este motivo, el sabio
     Occupa su lugar arriba, pero al pueblo
          no le parece una carga pesada;
     Occupa su lugar al frente, pero el pueblo
          no lo considera un estorbo.
Por este motivo lo veneran de buena gana
     todos los que están bajo el cielo,
     pero sin sentirse nunca apretados ni acosados.
Porque él no se opone nunca a los demás;
Por eso no puede oponerse nunca a él nadie
     de los que están bajo el cielo."
-  Translated by Alejandro Pareja, 2012, based upon the William Scott Wilson translation into English, Capitulo 66

 

 

 

 

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Tao Te Ching
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Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary in 246 CE
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Index
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
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