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 The Tao2004-04-08 09:05
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An interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, via Bird on the Moon:
"If you can talk about it, it ain't Tao.
If it has a name, it's just another thing.

Tao doesn't have a name.
Names are for ordinary things.

Stop wanting stuff. It keeps you from seeing what's real.
When you want stuff, all you see are things.

These two statements have the same meaning.
Figure them out, and you've got it made."
And, no, it is not me translating it, even though it says "stuff" several times. Some people think I say "stuff" and "things" way too much. And stuff.

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