Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 4. Innocent

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.

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