I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

Perfect action,
True virtue,
Supreme power,
This is how Tao is revealed
through those who follow it completely

Though formless and intangible
It give rise to form
Though vague and elusive
It gives rise to shapes
Though dark and obscure
It is the spirit, the essence,
the life-breath of all things
“But is it real?” you ask –
I say its evidence is all of creation!

From the first moment to the present
The Name has been sounding
It is the gate
through which the universe enters
The witness
by which the universe sees
How have I come to know all this?
That very Name has told me,
That Name which is sounding right here,
right now

…Verse 21 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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