Prayer a human function

 

The Way that can be experienced is not true;
The world that can be constructed is not true.
The Way manifests all that happens and may happen;
The world represents all that exists and may exist.

To experience without intention is to sense the world;
To experience with intention is to anticipate the world.
These two experiences are indistinguishable;
Their construction differs but their effect is the same.

Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.

(the first part of the Daodejing, the Book of the Way and its Power, written by Daoist master Laozi)

Els Silvrants from Theatre in Motion, Beijing