The Tao Te Ching

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Verse 1

Existence is beyond the power or words to define:
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different
Only to express appearance
If name be needed, wonder names them both From wonder into wonder Existence opens.

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