The Tao Te Ching is a classic body of work written by Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu in the 6th century B.C. The Tao holds words of wisdom & spiritual enlightenment within it's 81 verses. It guides the student & teacher alike with a moral structure known as, The Great Integrity.

Verse 21 The Great Integrity is a Paradox

The Great Integrity is a paradox.
It is inherent in the universe,
yet its form is so illusive.
It is the Vital Essence of every entity,
yet nothing announces its essential character.

The Great Integrity was apparent
before time, space and matter appeared to seperate.
How can we re-mind and re-infuse ourselves
with this very touchstone of all essentialities and connections?

Be re-fusing time, space and matter
with the spiritualization of our materiality,
and with the materilization of our spirituality.

Then, when our dualities and numeralities
become blurred and forgotten,
the Great Integrity will re-merge in forms
of such incredible depths and dimensions of enlightenment,
precisely because our temporary fragmentary consciousness
created a multi-millennial amnesia.

"The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation"
By: Ralph Alan Dale
ISBN: 0-7607-4998-1