Philosophy

Tao Teh Ching

Tao – Chapter 32

The Tao is constantly nameless.
Though in its natural state it seems small, no one in the world dares to treat it as a subject.
Were marquises and kings able to maintain it,
The ten thousand things would submit to them on their own,
And Heaven and Earth would unite to send forth sweet dew.
By nature it would fall equally on all things, with no one among the people ordering that it be so.

As soon as we start to establish a system, we have names.
And as soon as there are set names,
Then you must also know that it's time to stop.
By knowing to stop – in this way you'll come to no harm.
The Way's presence in the world
Is like the relationship of small valley streams to rivers and seas.