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When the great Tao is forgotten, Kindness and morality arise. When wisdom and intelligence are born, The great pretense begins. When there is no peace within the family, Filial piety and devotion arise. When the country is confused and in chaos, Loyal ministers appear.

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1 Ben N = "When we keep close to Tao, everything flows together gracefully. When we forget the Tao, that original harmony is lost; only then is there a need for deliberate kindness, loyalty and devotion. When we are in harmony with the Tao, we need not think of these things at all."