The Tao that can be understood is not the etermal, cosmic Tao,
Just as an idea that can be expressed in words is not the infinite idea.
And yet this ineffable Tao is the source of all spirit and matter;
it is the mother of all created things.
Not to desire material things
is to know the freedom of spirituality;
and to desire them is to suffer the limitations of matter.
Yet these two things, matter and spirit,
so different in nature, have the same origin.
This unity is the mystery of mysteries,
and the gateway to spirituality.
Here are four fundamentals of true spirituality:
return to simplicity,
reduce your possessions,
diminish your wants
To know there are some things you cannot know is healthy.
Seek to attain an open mind (the summit of vacuity).
Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu
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