Verse 7

Heaven is ancient 
Earth is long-lasting 
Why is this so?— 
    Because they have no claims to life 
By having no claims to life 
    they cannot be claimed by death 
    
The Sage puts his own views behind 
    so ends up ahead 
He stays a witness to life 
    so he endures 
What could he grab for 
    that he does not already have? 
What could he do for himself 
    that the universe itself has not already done?  
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