Follow us on Facebook to receive important updates Follow us on Twitter to receive important updates Follow us on's microblogging site to receive important updates Follow us on Douban to receive important updates
Chinese Text Project
Back Forward
Daoism -> Dao De Jing -> 10

(Possibilities through the Dao)
When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one embrace,
they can be kept from separating.
When one gives undivided attention to the (vital) breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of pliancy,
he can become as a (tender) babe.
When he has cleansed away the most mysterious sights (of his imagination),
he can become without a flaw.
In loving the people and ruling the state,
cannot he proceed without any (purpose of) action?
In the opening and shutting of his gates of heaven,
cannot he do so as a female bird?
While his intelligence reaches in every direction,
cannot he (appear to) be without knowledge?
(The Dao) produces (all things) and nourishes them;
it produces them and does not claim them as its own;
it does all, and yet does not boast of it;
it presides over all, and yet does not control them.
This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the Dao).

Enjoy this site? Please help.Site design and content copyright 2006-2022. When quoting or citing information from this site, please link to the corresponding page or to Please note that the use of automatic download software on this site is strictly prohibited, and that users of such software are automatically banned without warning to save bandwidth. 沪ICP备09015720号-3Comments? Suggestions? Please raise them here.