Tao Te Ching – Verse 6 – The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds.

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The Tao is called the Great Mother:
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.

It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.

(translation by Stephen Mitchell, 1995)
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The valley spirit, undying
Is called the Mystic Female

The gate of the Mystic Female
Is called the root of Heaven and Earth

It flows continuously, barely perceptible
Utilize it; it is never exhausted

(translation by Derek Lin, 2006)
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Life can be said to be the Nothing.
The Nothing can be said to be Zero.
Those who speak too much can say, “It is like a goddess.”
Those who know, always know it is beautiful yet modest in its Infinity.

(translation by Jeremy M. Miller, 2013)
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from I Ching Online

 

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