Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching


Keizo_Ushio_Granit_Mihama_1990

In the beginning of heaven and earth
There were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately sees the surface
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words make them seem different
Only to express appearance.
If name be needed, wonder names them both:
From wonder to wonder
Existence opens.

translation by Witter Bynner
sculpture by Keizo Ushio, Ruban de Möbius, 1990

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