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Tao always acts by attraction;
Even attractiveness is created by attraction.
When you are seen being attracted by the Tao,
Your friends will behave of their own accord. Yet
Even while behaving themselves they may rise to action.
Then let them be restrained
By their simple selves.

When you attract them to their simple selves,
They cease to value external things. And
When their desire for external things has withered away,
Quiescence is achieved; and
Your friends live in peace with each other, and
In harmony with their selves.

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