Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lao Tzu Said

Lao Tzu said,

Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao.
Names can be named, but not the Eternal Name.


     For this word, Lao Tzu is a Son of Heaven.  For this word, he has place in the Counsels of Eternity.

     I suppose that the Old Fellow said it even better in Chinese, but I do not know.

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       Thanks to John C. H. Wu for his translation, in Tao Te Ching.  (New York: St. John's University Press, 1961.)

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