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April 18, 2012

Not The Dao

We read that what we call the Dao is not the Dao. We can say the same thing about a chair, or a stone on the ground. They have no true name. Names are just created by language which is created by man, and anything created by man is suspect. However, for convenience sake, we use this term Dao and other terms like it. Man really has no hope of ever understanding the Dao, yet he tries to wrap his arms around it and own it, professing a power over it. This of course is foolish and only proves man’s egocentric nature and foolishness. This Dao as we call it is the ultimate mystery, an endless magic trick that only the magician knows and the audience will never be let in on.