“Carrying body and soul and embracing
Can you avoid separation?
Attending fully and becoming supple,
Can you be as a newborn babe?
Washing and cleansing the primal
Can you be without stain?
Loving all men and ruling the country,
Can you be without cleverness?
Opening and closing the gates of
Can you play the role of woman?
Understanding and being open to all
Are you able to do nothing?
Giving birth and nourishing,
Bearing yet not possessing,
Working yet not taking credit,
Leading yet not dominating,
This is the Primal Virtue.”