Daodejing 35


#35*

Grasping the appearance:
all will come along
following without quarrel.

Tranquility
Peace
Quietude

Sweet music and good food
catch the passersby (like bait).

When the Great Way (DAO) is spoken:
dull and tasteless.

Seeing it: not enough to be seen.
Hearing it: not enough to be heard.

Yet using it: never exhausted.

*Translation by LU Wenlong & Keith Wayne Brown, ©2013.

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