The ways that can be walked are not the eternal Way;
The names that can be named are not the eternal name.
The nameless is the origin of the myriad creatures;
The named is the mother of the myriad creature.
Always be without desire
in order to observe its wondrous subtleties;
Always have desire
so that you may observe its manifestations.
Both of these derive from the same source;
They have different names but the same designation.
Mystery of mysteries,
The gate of all wonders!
(Reordered as Verse 45 based on the Ma-wang-rui manuscripts discovered in 1973)