Look, it cannot be seen it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held it is intangible. These three are indefinable Therefore they are joined in one. From above it is not bright From below it is not dark An unbroken thread beyond description. It returns to nothingness. The form of the formless, The image of the imageless, It is called indefinable and beyond imagination. Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end. Stay with the ancient Tao, Move with the present. Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.
More Quotes from Lao Tzu:If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.
He who possess virtue in abundance may be compared to an infant
Loving, hating, having expectations all these are attachments. Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness the second is frugality the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold be frugal and you can be liberal avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
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