Grasp the great Form,
and the world will follow.
Well, if following does no harm,
then peace and security will prevail.

A nightclub attracts people with loud music and booze,
but they say the Way is has no qualities or flavor of its own:
look for it, and there are are no lights;
listen to it, and there is no music;
use it, and there is no end.

 


chapter notes:

In the first verse, I have changed “image” to “form”, and emphasized the conditional.