To one who can grasp the idea of Tao,
The entire world makes itself available,
So no harm can come to him—
Only joy, abundance and contentment.
Though music and sweets may tantalize the typical passerby,
Tao is as transparent and tasteless as water,
And thus it is often ignored.
If you look for Tao you will not see it,
If you listen for Tao you will not hear it,
But if you learn to make use of it,
It will be of use to you always.
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