Chapter 4. Innocent
The Tao is boundless; its depth is the origin of all being.
It makes edgy objects smooth; it yields order from disorder; it dims brightness, it is wholly silent and clean.
I don’t know who gave birth to it. It is older than God.
Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.