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Tao is an empty vessel
Yet everything comes from it.
Though utterly fathomless,
It gives rise to everything we perceive

It smooths sharp edges,
It unties the knots,
It softens the glare,
And settles the dirt of daily life.
Profoundly patient,
It seems to have been around forever.
No one knows where it came from.
This is because it preceded the world of forms.

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