Tao 11

The potter knows she plays with clay but works with space,
for the use of the bowl is its empty space.

It is the same with the room: made whole by the emptiness between the walls.

Remember: Something is not everything. Nothing is also essential.


All 81 chapters of our version of the Tao Te Ching are available online for free here. If you are so inclined, an updated version of our translation is available as an e-book, here.

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