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May200914

“Nonimpositional rulership”
Dao de jing

With the most excellent rulers, their subjects only know that they
are there,
The next best are the rulers they love and praise,
Next are the rulers they hold in awe,
And the worst are the rulers they disparage…
With all things accomplished and the work complete
The common people say, “We are spontaneously like this.”

May200914

“Noncoerciveness”
Dao de jing

Not promoting those of superior character
Will save the common people from becoming contentious.
Not prizing property that is hard to come by
Will save them from becoming thieves.
Not making a show of what might be desired
Will save them from becoming disgruntled.

It is for this reason that in the proper governing by the sages:

They empty the hearts-and-minds of the people and fill their stomachs,
They weaken their aspirations and strengthen their bones,
Ever teaching the common people to be unprincipled in their knowing
And objectless in their desires.
They keep the hawkers of knowledge at bay.
It is simply in doing things noncoercively
That everything is governed properly.

May200914

“No heart-and-mind”
Dao de jing

Sages really think and feel immediately (wuxin). They take the thoughts and feelings of the common people as their own.