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The whole of truth cannot be given in a single statement when the whole universe is based on the dualities and opposites. One aspect without the other would be a misleading half-truth. For instance, to speak of the Void as the Source of All, to tell men that the universe is a No-thing, would seem meaningless to common sense, although it is metaphysically correct. "It would not be the Tao unless people of inferior intelligence laughed at it," said the sage Lao Tzu. As Tenshin, a great teacher of art in the last century, explained: "Truth can be reached only through the knowledge of opposites." It was Tenshin, too, who said, "Nothing is real except that which concerns the working of our own minds."

-- Notebooks Category 19: The Reign of Relativity > Chapter 5: The Void As Metaphysical Fact > # 38

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