Wednesday, February 23, 2011

40: A Cyclic Universe


40

Returning is the movement of the Way.
Yielding is the manner of the Way.
All things in the world are born out of being.
Being is born out of non-being.



A Cyclic Universe

The returning movement of Tao, the Way, is cyclic. Tao brings everything forward, and then back to its origin, to be brought forward yet again. This is the view on nature shared by most cultures, and for obvious reasons...

Here is my full commentary on this Tao Te Ching chapter:
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40 Translation and Commentary

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