and were deep (also) so as to elude men's knowledge.In describing those mythic ancient sages, it is said that their knowledge goes beyond anything that can be defined. Since Tao genuinely cannot be defined, any person who tries to follow the Way chooses to move with the flow of a stream with no bottom.
~ James Legge translation, from The Sacred Books of the East, 1891 ~
The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable.
~ Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation, published by Vintage Books, 1989 ~
Depths that cannot be discerned
~ Derek Lin translation, from Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths, 2006 ~
They were deep. Real deep.
~ Ron Hogan rendition, from Beatrice.com, 2004 ~
If we can be open to all that is, then we become filled with a breadth that knows no boundaries.
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