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Embrace the elusive nature of the Tao to discover the essence of all things.

Chapter 21

The greatest virtue is to follow the Tao and the Tao alone.
The Tao is elusive and intangible.
Oh, it is intangible and elusive, and yet within it is an image.
Oh, it is elusive and intangible, and yet within it is a substance.
Dimly visible, it cannot be named and returns to that which is without substance.
This is called the shapeless shape, the formless form, the elusive and the intangible.
This is the mysterious and profound.
From ancient times to the present, its name has never been forgotten.
How do I know the ways of all things at the beginning?
I look inside myself and see what is within me.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

In the movie "The Lion King," the character Rafiki tells Simba to "look beyond what you see" when he is reflecting on his identity and the meaning of his life. Similarly, the Tao Te Ching suggests that we should embrace the elusive nature of the Tao and look within ourselves to discover the essence of all things. By doing so, we can gain a deeper understanding of our connection with the world and our place in it.

Dudeism Abides

To follow the Tao, one must recognize its elusive and intangible nature, looking within oneself to find the true essence of existence.

Elusive Tao hides,
Look within, discover truth,
Essence of all things.

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