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Tao te Ching

25 Something is formed in the chaos, which existed before heaven and earth. It is quiet and profound. It stands alone and alters not. It revolves eternally without exhaustion. It is regarded as the Mother of all beings. I do not know Its name, except to call It Tao. When forced to give It a name, I would call It “the Great.” The Great is far-reaching. Far-reaching is infinite. Infinite is to return to the self-sufficient origin. Therefore, Tao is great, heaven is great, earth is great, and so is the true-self. There are four greatness in the universe, and true-self is one of them. Man models the Way of earth; Earth models the Way of heaven; Heaven models the Way of Tao; Tao models the Way of nature.

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