46. Three Treasures

All the world avows
that while Tao is great, it is questionable!
It is its greatness
that makes it appear questionable.
If it were not questoinable,
it would long ago have been seen as truth.

I have three treasures:
simplicity, patience, and compassion.
With simplicity I return to the source.
With patience I become understanding,
With compassion I can love.

Some people forsake simplicity for decorum.
The abandon patience and become violent.
They forgo compassion and strive for control.
But what Nature wants to preserve
it endows with my three treasures.