Saturday, November 26, 2005

Fourteen

Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound.
Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible.
These three are indefinable, they are one.

From above it is not bright;
From below it is not dark:
Unbroken thread beyond description.
It returns to nothingness.

Form of the formless,
Image of the imageless,
It is called indefinable and beyond imagination.

Stand before it - there is no beginning.
Follow it and there is no end.

Stay with the Tao, Move with the present.
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.

4 comments:

Janine said...

Uhhhh.. als ik niet met de clubliedjs van Heerenveen mee kan zingen, dan bleer ik jou tekst wel ok?? :)
Hmm doe maar toch nie hehe.. ik wil graag me blog up to date houden.. ;)
*Lit jim gean Friezen, Friezen, lit jim gean..*:P
Hoeveel zou het eigenlijk worden?????

Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi DA
A very thoughtful posting and interesting verses on Taoism. I think we can always learn from the wisdom of the ancients, to have one foot in the past and one in our present.

Irarrazabal said...

Hi, and thanx for comment in my blog...
My english is not so good as i want, im doing my best writing my poems and reading yours!!!
thanx again.
Nobody knows how important is this for me... All my experienses are in my blog.

Janine said...

Jaaajaaa toch 2-0 gewonnen van RBC.. Sorry johh!! haha..
Et was wel ongelovelijk koud..soo volgende keer, wordt waarschijnlijk in de lente..(A) hehe..

Tot de volgende keer ma weer!!