The ways that can be walked are not the eternal Way;

The names that can be named are not the eternal name.

The nameless is the origin of the myriad creatures;

The named is the mother of the myriad creatures.



Always be without desire in order to observe its wondrous subtleties;

Always have desire so that you may observe its manifestations.

Both of these derive from the same source;

They have different names but the same designation.

Mystery of mysteries,

The gate of all wonders!
From the Tao Te Ching — Lao Tzu — Translated by Victor H. Mair

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