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When you are alone this method of Tao is easy to understand, and
This method of Tao is easy to practice.

But when one is mingled with a crowd,
Only a very experienced user of attractive methods
Can understand it; and
Only a sage can put it into practice.

Those who know what the self is are rare!
Internally that self may be made attractive and approached.
Externally the sage appears extraordinarily ordinary, and
None can see his profound common sense.