In his intuitive way Lao Tzu saw in the water, its power to wear away rock and its propensity to seek the lowest places a dynamic image of the working Tao in the universe.

He wrote:

"The highest good is like water,
Water gives life to ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places man reject and so is like the Tao.
(TT Ching Ch. 8)

 

 

 

 

Appropriately enough the public manifestation of the Personal Way came with the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan. The Way in his humility lowers himself into the water as one needing repentance. As the Way was emerging from the water a voice from the heavens was heard,

 

"This is my beloved Son,
with whom I am well pleased."
(Mt 3:17)

The Tao of Lao Tzu is the I Am of Moses and now in the fullness of revelation has the name "Son of God". The "I Am the Way".

 

Tao's Emptiness