Wednesday, 20 July 2016

1. To Guide with Names

Tao Te Ching Translated by C. Hansen



To guide what can be guided is not constant guiding.
To name what can be named is not constant naming.
'Not-exist' names the beginning (boundary) of the cosmos (Heaven and earth)
'Exists' names the mother of the ten-thousand natural kinds .
Thus, to treat 'not-exist' as constant is desiring to use it to view its mysteries.
To treat 'exists' as constant is desiring to use it to view its manifestations.
These two emerge together yet have different names.
'Together'--call that 'obscure. ' 'Obscure' it and it is more obscure.
. . . the gateway of a crowd of mysteries.





Tao Te Ching - Translated by C. Hansen. 2016. Tao Te Ching - Translated by C. Hansen. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.edepot.com/tao5.html. [Accessed 20 July 2016].

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