Return is the movement of the Way;
yielding is the function of the Way.
All things in the world are born of being;
being is born of nonbeing.

– Thomas Cleary

 

The Tao moves the other way,
the Tao works through weakness
the things of this world come from something
something comes from nothing

– Red Pine

 

The Way moves on by contra-motion;
Yielding is the application.

Becoming begets all beings below,
Becoming begotten of negation.

– Moss Roberts

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