Tao Te Ching #40: “The Tao moves the other way, the Tao works through weakness”
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