The indifferent Universe

Chapter 5 : 天地不仁

天地不仁,以万物为刍狗。圣人不仁,以百姓为刍狗。天地之间,其犹橐龠乎?虚而不屈,动而愈出。多言数穷,不如守中。

The Universe is not indifferent; it has no ulterior motives; neither is it partial to favouritism. Yet it provides matter to all & feeds the cosmos. The wise is not detached, nor apathetic; it provides the spark to ignite fire. The vast void may seem empty, yet has endless rejuvenating forces. When one imposes too many rigid & countless advice, the less effective it is. One should maintain an appropriate moderate stance.