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The Tao is an empty vessel; it is used, but never filled. Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things! Blunt the sharpness, Untangle the knot, Soften the glare, Merge with dust. Oh, hidden deep but ever present! I do not know from whence it comes. It is the forefather of the gods.
The Tao Te Ching, verse 4, read & interpreted by Gabriel Raam
Comments on the Tao Te Ching by Gabriel Raam: Gabriel Raam, philosopher, thinker and founder of the Fifth Way (en.5thway.com) gives commentary on the enigmatic Tao Te Ching by Lau Tzu. In these following fascinating sessions with his students, Gabriel introduces a new perspective which he calls “the consciousness view” on the famous book of Tao. In the spirit of the Fifth Way, Gabriel doesn’t give speeches or long monologues but goes into a true dialogue with his students and gives fresh and new meaning to the Tao Te Ching. Verse after verse Gabriel reveals that the Tao Te Ching is still as relevant and as important as when it was written 2700 years ago in ancient China…