This is central to my practice…the path…
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name
The unnamable is the eternally real,
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realise the mystery,
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness,
The gateway to all understanding…Lao Zhu