道德经第一章

道可道,非常道。
The Way can be spoken of, but would hence not be the Eternal Way,
 
名可名,非常名。
Just as names can be named, but would not be Eternal Names.
 
无,名天地之始﹔
“Nothing” is the name for the Beginning before Heaven and Earth,
 
有,名万物之母。
“Something” is the name for the Mother of Ten Thousand Objects.
 
故常无,欲以观其妙﹔
Hence “Eternal Nothing”, to use to meditate into the Marvels amongst,
 
常有,欲以观其徼 (jiao4)。
“Eternal Something”, to use to meditate into the Interactions within.
 
此两者,同出而异名,同谓之玄。
Both these arise from the same but are named different, together termed the Mysterious.
 
玄之又玄,众妙之门。
Mysterious, and mysterious yet again, the Gate for all Marvels.
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