Tao Te Ching – Chapter One

The Tao

The Tao that can be captured in words is not the true Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. All that exist was born from what does not exist: this nothing, is the nameless, is the beginning, the source beyond existence, which still exists, now; yet, as the mother of all things, she is nameable, as are all things, their names pointing to their essences, all existence flowing from Tao.