Daodejing 1

 

A way that 

can be walked

is not The Way 

of the creative 

universe. 

 

A name that 

can be named 

is not 

the lasting name

of the creative

universe.

 

Without name, The Way 

of the creative universe 

is origin of all that is; 

named, a way creates

all we see.

 

Reaching, we find edges.

 

Without reaching, 

we find essence;

 

All has the same source;

only the names 

and the naming differ.

 

Not naming and naming are

two ways to mystery; 

the mystery of mystery is

the gate to all mystery. 

 

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