The Tao cannot be defined by words
It transcends understanding, goes beyond thoughts

The Tao came before all transient things
The Tao will remain when things rejoin it
Worldly forms are all but echoes of the Tao

Let go of names to identify
Look beyond the edges to see
Go straight to that which is
Expectations and discipline only reflect themselves

The Tao is always known when seen anew
Subtle difference are composed of the same
Impenetrable in its prosaic splendor

The Tao exists on the tip of epiphany

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*The above verse of the Tao Te Ching is my own interpretation. I am endeavoring to do the entire Tao.

Laozi