Dao De Jing (道德經) using DataGrid Control

11道可道,非常道。名可名,非常名。The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name.
12無,名天地之始﹔有,名萬物之母。(Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things.
13故常無,欲以觀其妙;常有,欲以觀其徼。Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fringe is all that we shall see.
14此兩者,同出而異名,同謂之玄。玄之又玄,眾妙之門。Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. Together we call them the Mystery. Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful.
21天下皆知美之為美,斯惡已﹔皆知善之為善,斯不善已。All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skillful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of skill is.
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