Tao Te Ching Chapter 40

40th Chapter
Whoever responds to Tao, Tao will move things through him.
(Without the recipient, there is nothing to “return” the force from Tao to cause movement.)
Whoever is humble before Tao, Tao will use him as an instrument.
(The recipient needs to be in a position of lowliness in order to receive and become the instrument of Tao to produce motion. )
Creatures in the physical world are a composition of the existing elements, and the elements are from the nothingness of Tao.

Implications from the Holy Books

The world of existence came into being through the heat generated from the interaction between the active force and that which is its recipient. These two are the same, yet they are different. Thus doth the Great Announcement inform thee about this glorious structure. Such as communicate the generating influence and such as receive its impact are indeed created through the irresistible Word of God which is the Cause of the entire creation, while all else besides His Word are but the creatures and the effects thereof. Verily thy Lord is the Expounder, the All-Wise. ── Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of Wisdom

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