August 2nd, 2011

goban

40

Returning is the motion of the Tao.
Yielding is the way of the Tao.
The ten thousand things are born of being.
Being is born of not being.
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Tao is always heading
back to where it came from.
Tao advances by not pressing forward.

Things exist because they are.
They are because they once were not.
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The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.