Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A space like a bellows...

The Tao is empty
but inexhaustible,
the ancestor of it all.

Within it, the sharp edges become smooth;
the twisted knots loosen;
the sun is softened by a cloud;
the dust settles into place.

It is hidden but always present
I do not know who gave birth to it
It seems to be the common ancestor of all, the father all things.

(Tao Te Ching, v.4)

Between heaven and earth
is a space like a bellows;
empty and inexhaustible,
the more it is used, the more it produces.

(Tao Te Ching, v.5)

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