origin and mother
of everything in the world is Tao.
Know the mother and you can know
the children. Having known the children,
return to their source and hold on to her.
Abiding by the mother, you are free
from danger, even when
for your senses.
Close your mouth, close
all the body’s openings, reside
in the original unity. In this
way you can pass your
life in peace and
increase your activities,
start making distinctions between
things, and you’ll toil
See the subtle and be illuminated.
Abide in gentleness and be strong.
Use your light and return to insight.
to trouble. This is
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