He who asserts his own views is not distinguished.
The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation. It is not anxious about things and yet is plans well. Heaven's net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing.
Heaven's net is wide, but its mesh is fine.
When the Great Tao (Way or Method) ceased to be observed, benevolence and righteousness came into vogue.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
By letting go it all gets done.