The way that can be walked,
Is not the Eternal Way.
The name that can be named,
Is not the Eternal Name.
Tao is both Named and Nameless,
As Nameless, it is the hidden origin of all things,
As Named, it is the mother of of all things.
A mind free from Desire,
Can see the essence, the mystery of Tao,
A mind full of Desire,
Can see only the mere physical forms of this world.
The essence of Tao and the physical world seem different,
But in truth they are one and the same thing.
The only difference between them is in what we call them.
How deep and profound is this unity, how great!
It is the truth beyond truth,
The secret of all secrets,
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