I love to read the Tao Te Ching, spiritually I find many of its chapters to be something with which I have a great internal resonance. I have often felt as though our concepts of God are all too personified; I think we choose to view God this way because we are persons with being, so we naturally see all things from this vantage point. Deep down within me, though, there has honestly been a disconnect with that idea. I do not want to try to define God, nor personify God, but I appreciate searching for, encountering and wondering at what it is that connects with the physical world and the intangibilities of our spiritualities.
For that reason, I appreciate the unnamed connectedness that is spoken of in chapter 34.
Enjoy! I will render it from two different translated sources:
|This first translation is by Charles Muller
|This next translation of the same chapter is by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo.