Tao Te Ching Verse 1 道德经

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道可道,非常道 。
名可名,非常名 。
无名天地之始;有名万物之母 。
故常无欲, 以观其妙;常有欲, 以观其侥。
此两者,同出而异名,同谓之玄。
玄之又玄,众妙之门。 

The Tao that can be spoken
is not the Eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the Eternal Name.
The nameless is the origin of all particular things.
Freed from desires, you can see the
hidden mystery.
Lost in desire, you see only
what is visibly real.
Yet mystery and visible reality
flow from the same Source.
and the mystery itself
is the doorway to all understanding.

Anjali Love