Yet I who through the labyrinth can find my way,Will not by…

Yet I who through the labyrinth can find my way,
Will not by erring lights be led astray.
I hold the thread that leads me to the core;
Peacefully I watch where others uselessly make war.

On the world’s stage I play no part at all.
To the vain, therefore, do I seem insignificant and small.
And while they strive to gain some part in multiplicity,
Mine is the All—O true felicity!

—Lao-tzu