Yarrow (angelweed) wrote,
Yarrow
angelweed

Tao Te Ching, 1

The way we can walk is not the heart way.
The name we can name is not the heart name.

Heaven and earth are born unnamed.
The ten thousand things are born
From names.

So: undesiring, see the mystery,
Heart’s desiring, see the form;
The two of them born twins,
But separated by name.

This is called darkness,
Darkness on darkness,
Mystery’s gate.
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