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Daodejing by Lao Zi, verses 1 – 10 from the Tao Teh King translated by Charles Johnston

Lao Zi Daodejing1

The way that can be told is not the eternal way.
The word that can be spoken is not the eternal Word.
Unnamed, It is the source of heaven and earth.
Named, It is the mother of all things.
He who is ever without desires sees Its spirtual essence
He who is ever under desires sees only Its limits.
These two, differing in name, are the Continue reading