Dāo – Part 1
In chapter 42 of the Dào Dé Jīng 道德經 it says,
“道生一，一生二，二生三，三生萬物 Dàoshēng yī, yīshēng èr, èr shēng sān, sān shēng wànwù – Dào creates one, one creates two, two creates three, three creates everything.
萬物負陰而抱陽，沖氣以為和 Wànwù fù yīn ér bào yáng, chōng qì yǐwéi hé – Everything inside is Yīn everything outside is Yáng balanced by Qì.
人之所惡，唯孤、寡、不穀，而王公以為稱 Rén zhī suǒ è, wéi gū, guǎ, bù gǔ, ér wánggōng yǐwéi chēng – most people do not like to be lonely without children, but the leaders, the Kings and emperors of China claim to be like this.
故物或損之而益，或益之而損 Gù wù huò sǔn zhī ér yì, huò yì zhī ér sǔn – If something has less, we will create it, if something has too much we will reduce it (for the purpose of balance).
人之所教，我亦教之 Rén zhī suǒ jiào, wǒ yì jiàozhī – People should learn this, it is what I teach.
强梁者不得其死，吾將以為教父 Liáng zhě bùdé qí sǐ, wú jiāng yǐwéi jiàofù – Aggression and bullying will not end well. This is what we should know.”
This chapter in the Dào Dé Jīng is used lot because we should understand that everything comes from nothing, this is Wújí 無極. When one starts to exist it will divide or create two. This is true as one thing will not last. When there are two will it last, but even then it is not guaranteed to last. Only when that thing creates three then things will keep developing and in the end it will become many things. This is Dāo