We look, yet do not see,
and so we say the way
of the creative universe
is hard to see.
We listen, yet do not hear,
and so we say it is hard to hear.
We grasp at it, yet do not hold it,
and so name it “too hard to hold.”
Despite all these words,
The One is not named.
Its top is not shiny;
its bottom is not dark.
It’s always in action,
yet it never moves.
It is the form of the formless;
it is a sight of the invisible.
It is the vague and undetermined.
We meet it coming but do not see it;
we follow it going but do not see it.
When we manage to get hold of the way
of the creative universe—doing things now
as they were done before time began—
this is called unleashing The Way.