No one in the world dares subjugate it.
If feudal lords and kings could maintain it,
As soon as one begins to divide things up,
there are names:
Once there are names,
one should also know when to stop;
Knowing when to stop,
one thereby avoids peril.
In metaphorical terms,
The relationship of all under heaven in the way
is like that of the valley streams
to the river and the sea.