Garden's for a Future


The Tao: Emptiness
February 12, 2011, 4:38 am
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Forgot how much I enjoy the Tao Te Ching. I just wish I could read the original writing.

11
“Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
It is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges.

We make a vessel from a lump of clay;
It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.

We make doors and windows for a room;
But it is these empty spaces that make the room livable.

Thus, while the tangible has advantages,
It is the intangible that makes it useful.”

Tzu, Lao. Translated by John C Wu

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