28.

Regard the masculine
But embody the feminine
And thus become the valley of the world. 
As the valley of the world
You regain your essential character,
And become as blameless as a newborn babe.

Behold the bright
But hold fast the dim
And so become a model for the world.
To live thus is to live without regret,
Free of error and in enjoyment of virtue.

Recognize glory
But yourself be obscure
And so become a channel of constant virtue.
Perfect this mode of life and regain
The integrity of the uncarved block. 

From that block may be carved implements
Officials and magistrates 
Which are quite useful in the hands of a sage.
But the greater the tailor, the fewer the cuts.


                   
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