This is the first in a series of Christian adaptations of the Tao Te Ching. There are many English translations available, and I’ve studied dozens of them for years. Because the language is arcane and the ideas are difficult, Stephen Mitchell has quipped that Tao Te Ching isn’t translatable into any language, including ancient Chinese.
Millions of people for thousands of years have found the TTC enlightening, and I find it to be very amenable to a Christian interpretation. You may have noticed the Yin/Yang symbol on the logo for this site. I hope that you will find these posts thought-provoking.
The God that can be explained is not the enduring and unchanging God.
The God that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging God.
Beyond words, God is the originator of heaven and earth;
The Word is the engine of all events.
If you remain without desire, you can experience the kingdom of God.
If you desire things, you will only live life superficially.
God, Christ and the Spirit are inseparable,
But people give them different names.
Together we call them the Mystery.
Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful.