End with what is Heavenly, follow what is bright, hide in what is pivotal, begin in what is objective -- then your comprehension will seem like non-comprehension, your understanding will seem like no understanding; not understanding it, you will later understand it. Your questions about it cannot have a limit, and yet they cannot not have a limit. Vague and slippery, there is yet some reality there. Past and present, it does not alter - nothing can do it injury. We may say that there is one great goal, may we not? Why not inquire about it? Why act in such perplexity? If we use the unperplexed to dispel perplexity and return to unperplexity, this will be the greatest unperplexity.At the end of the day, what can we say about existence...except that it exists? (Well, as far as we "know"!)
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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