November 23, 2019
“Tao (The Way) that can be spoken of is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not an eternal name. Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth.
The named is the Mother of all particular things.
Thus, the constant void enables one to observe the true essence. The constant being enables one to see the outward manifestations.
These two come paired from the same origin. But when the essence is manifested, It has a different name. This same origin is called “The Profound Mystery.” As profound a mystery as It can be; It is the gate to the essence of all life.”
– Tao Te Ching