Chapter 40 Dispensing with the use (of means)


1. The movement of the Tao By contraries proceeds; And weakness marks the course Of Tao’s mighty deeds.

2. All things under heaven sprang from It as existing (and named); that existence sprang from It as non-existent (and not named).


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The returning is the movement of the Tao
The weak is the utilization of the Tao

The myriad things of the world are born of being
Being is born of non-being

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The motion of the Way is to return;
The use of the Way is to accept;
All things come from the Way,
And the Way comes from nothing.