The grandest forms of active force From

The grandest forms of active force
From Tao come, their only source

Who can of Tao the nature tell?

Our sight it flies, our touch as well

Eluding sight, eluding touch,

The forms of things all in it crouch;

Eluding touch, eluding sight,

There are their semblances, all right

Profound it is, dark and obscure;

Things' essences all there endure

Those essences the truth enfold

Of what, when seen, shall then be told

Now it is so; 'twas so of old

Its name--what passes not away;

So, in their beautiful array,

Things form and never know decay

How know I that it is so with all the beauties of existing things? By

this (nature of the Tao)

The government that seems the most unwise, Oft The great state only wishes to unite men together and facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail