Cloud of mystery

Laozi was very wise in choosing not to give the Dao a proper name. If he had done so, the cloud of mystery that he created around the ever-elusive way would have instantly disappeared because once people knew what it was called there was a good chance that they would assume they understood it and had perhaps even found it. Far better to give the Dao intangible, almost magical, properties to keep people searching for its essence than to set its meaning in stone like a statue of a god or deity! Continue reading Cloud of mystery