Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Laozi - Tao te ching

The reason that can be reasoned is not the ever-one Reason
The name that can be named is not the ever-one Name,
Nameless, it is the mainspring of the Cosmos
Named, it is mother matrix of Nature.

So be without desire 
to behold its inner enigma
And be within desire 
to behold its outer image.
The two are paired: enigma, image
Emerging the same,
Diverging in name.
Their sameness is the riddle
Riddled dark with riddles,
The entryway to outright enigma.

Tao te Ching

Credits: A.Z. Freeman - translations
Photography: Africasiaeuro

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