Tao 25

There is a thing of which we only have a notion.
Complete and unchanging, it is the foundation on which the universe is manifested.
Its constancy anchors the ever changing flow of matter and energy.
Often over-looked, it encompasses all things and all time;
Like an eternal mother birthing ceaseless change.
Words are but inadequate tools to describe a thing so immense; so fundamental.
And so it can merely be described as great, the way–Tao.

It goes so far as to return: an intricate, repetitive fractal.

From Tao unfolds the universe.
From the universe unfolds the earth.
From the earth unfolds beings of consciousness.
These things are all a part of the same grand wonder.

We are of the earth;
The earth is of the universe;
The universe is of Tao.


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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