Look at words in the light of the Way - then the sovereign of the world will be upright. Look at distinctions in the light of the Way - then the duty of sovereign and subject will be clear. Look at abilities in the light of the Way - then the officials of the world will be well ordered. Look everywhere in the light of the Way - then the response of the ten thousand things will be complete.Trying to describe what cannot be described with words is a fool's errand. Trying to explain the unexplainable with words is completely lacking. But since I can't experience your experiences and you can't experience mine, words are necessary to communicate that which truly cannot be communicated.
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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