Verse 14 Beyond Reason
That which we look at
but cannot see is the invisible.
That which we listen to
but cannot hear is the inaudible.
That which we reach for
but cannot grasp is the intangible.
Beyond reason, these three merge,
Their rising side isn't bright.
Their setting side isn't dark.
Sense-less, unnamable, they return
to the realms of nothingness.
Form without form,
image without image,
indefinable, ineluctable, elusive.
Confronting them, you see no beginning.
Following them, you see no end.
Yet, riding the plowless plow
can seed the timeless Tao,
harvesting the secret
transcendence of the Now.
"The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation"
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud