The essential paradox

More on the essential paradox of the Dao: even if you can’t see or touch it, you know instinctively that it’s there deep inside you. 

「孔德之容,唯道是從。道之為物,唯恍唯惚,惚兮恍兮,其中有象;恍兮惚兮,其中有物。窈兮冥兮,其中有精,其精甚真,其中有信。自古及今,其名不去,
以閱眾甫。吾何以知眾甫之狀哉?以此!」
The greatest virtue is achieved by following the way and the way alone.
As a thing, the way is
Elusive and intangible;
Intangible and elusive!
Yet within it is an image;
Elusive and intangible!
Yet within it is a substance;
Dim and dark!
Yet within it is an essence;
The essence is real;
And within it is something that can be trusted;
From ancient times until now,
Its name has never disappeared.
Through it, I can see the beginning of all things.
How do I know how all things began?
Because it is here within me.
Because of this.

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