Ancient Words of Wisdom

Tao Te Ching



Tools

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Thirty spokes meet at a nave;
Because of the hole we may use the wheel.
Clay is moulded into a vessel;
Because of the hollow we may use the cup.
Walls are built around a hearth;
Because of the doors we may use the house.
Thus tools come from what exists,
But use from what does not.



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