SAYS NOTHING BY ALLOWING
ALL THOUGHT/WORDS/ACTIONS TO FLOW
FROM THE GREAT BREATHER’S NOTHING
AN EFFORTLESS EASE DANCE OF LIFE
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.
Stephen Mitchell Translation
Tao is one.
It was in the beginning.
It will remain for ever.
It is impersonal, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, bodiless, immaterial.
It cannot be perceived by the senses.
It is nameless.
It is indescribable.
It is the first cause from which all substances
take their origin and all phenomena flow.
The great Tao is all-pervading.
All things depend on it for life.
It is the mother of all phenomena, of heaven and earth.
It existed before the Personal God.
It is the father of God.
It is the producer of God.
It is the originator of heaven and earth.
It is the mother of all things.
in the Shaping of Chinese Philosophy
One important aspect of thought in the Tao Te Ching, the significance of which has been so far neglected,
is its emphasis on the feminine.
Of all ancient Chinese classics, the Tao Te Ching stands alone
in explicitly speaking of Tao as the Mother of the World (25):
It is the dark female animal (6); to reach union with Tao man need to abide by the female (28);
the female animal overcomes the male animal
by its stillness (61)."
Ellen Marie Chen, History of Religions, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Aug., 1974), pp. 51-64
As per Daoist humanism, females, instead of males, are usually highly regarded in his (Lao-Tze) writing:
Know the male
Hold to the female;
Become the world's stream.
By being the world's stream
The Permanent De (or humanism) will never leave.
This is returning to Infancy.