Distorted Truth 直屈

Distorted Truth

大直如屈,大巧如拙,大赢如亏。

That which looks distorted may yet be true,

That which appears awkward may indeed be ingenious,

What seems a loss may be where the gains are.

大 (dà) 直 (zhí) 如 (rú) 屈 (qū),

大( dà) 巧( qiǎo) 如 (rú) 拙 (zhuō),

大 (dà) 赢 (yíng) 如 (rú) 亏 (kuī)。