Empty of Questions. No Complications.


A beautiful poem inspired by the Tao Te Ching.

The poem – the Water Way is written and narrated by Kari Hohne.

“What is made empty is the source of all being.” Water is relentless in its ability to transcend all obstacles.

Discover how nature is a teacher, with this charming poem.


To complement the poem, below is the best known chapter that likens Tao to water in Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching.

The best of men is like water;
Water benefits all things
And does not compete with them.
It dwells in (the lowly) places that all disdain –
Wherein it comes near to the Tao.

In his dwelling, (the Sage) loves the (lowly) earth;
In his heart, he loves what is profound;
In his relations with others, he loves kindness;
In his words, he loves sincerity;
In government, he loves peace;
In business affairs, he loves ability;
In hi actions, he loves choosing the right time.
It is because he does not contend
That he is without reproach.

Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Chapter 8 – Translated by Lin Yutang

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