The physical path cannot be the eternal way,
just as the spoken word cannot be the eternal truth.
The void manifested the beginning,
the beginning manifested the Tao,
and the Tao is the mother of the ten thousand things.
A mind free from desire
can comprehend the nature of the Tao,
while a mind full of desire
can only witness the Tao’s effects.
The Tao and its manifestations originate from the same source
It is a seemingly incomprehensible mystery
but it is the gateway to one’s true being.
-Lao-tzu- (Tao Te Ching, verse 1, interpretation by Robert Brookes)