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Ch. 06 Sentence 1
Beck The spirit of the valley never dies. It is called the mystical female.
Blackney The valley spirit is not dead; They say it is the mystic female.
Bynner The breath of life moves through a deathless valley Of mysterious motherhood
Byrn The spirit of emptiness is immortal. It is called the Great Mother because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
Chan The spirit of the valley never dies. It is called the subtle and profound female.
Cleary The valley spirit not dying is called the mysterious female.
Crowley The De is the immortal energy of the Dao, its feminine aspect..
Hansen The Valley energy never dies. This is called 'fathomless female'
LaFargue "The Valley Spirit is undying." This is mysterious Femininity.
Legge The valley spirit dies not, aye the same; The female mystery thus do we name.
Lindauer The valley spirit has no death It is appropriately called the all-embracing female
LinYutan The Spirit of the Valley never dies. It is called the Mystic Female.
Mabry The spirit of emptiness is eternal. It is called "the Mysterious Woman."
McDonald The valley spirit never dies. It's named the mystic woman.
Merel Experience is a riverbed, Its source hidden, forever flowing:
Mitchell The Tao is called the Great Mother:
Muller The valley spirit never dies. It is called "the mysterious female."
Red Pine The valley spirit that doesn't die we call the dark womb
Ta-Kao 'The Valley and the Spirit never die.' They form what is called the Mystic Mother,.
Walker The heart of Tao is immortal, the mysterious fertile mother of us all,
Wayism From the heart of the Eternal Void the Tao is called the Great Mysterious Mother;
Wieger The expansive transcendent power which resides in the median space, the virtue of the Principle, does not die. It is always the same and acts the same, without diminution or cessation. This virtue is the mysterious mother of all beings.
World The manifestations of Infinity never cease manifesting. Infinity is the primal creator, the oneness of male and female.
Wu The Spirit of the Fountain dies not. It is called the Mysterious Feminine.


Ch. 06 Sentence 2
Beck The door of the mystical female is the root of heaven and earth.
Blackney Her gateway is, they further say, The base of heaven and earth.
Bynner Which conceives and bears the universal seed, The seeming of a world never to end,
Byrn -
Chan The gate of the subtle and profound female Is the root of Heaven and Earth.
Cleary The opening of the mysterious female is called the root of heaven and earth.
Crowley Heaven and Earth issued from her Gate; this Gate is the root of their World-Sycamore.
Hansen The channel of the fathomless female: This is called the basis of the cosmos.
LaFargue The Abode of mysterious Femininity: This is the Root of Heaven and Earth.
Legge Its gate, from which at first they issued forth, Is called the root from which grew heaven and earth.
Lindauer The gateway of The all-embracing female Is appropriately called the root of heavens and earth.
LinYutan The Door of the Mystic Female Is the root of Heaven and Earth.
Mabry Her womb is called "the Source of Heaven and Earth."
McDonald And the gate of the profound woman is the root that heaven and earth sprang from.
Merel The Way moves within it:
Mitchell empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds.
Muller The opening of the mysterious female Is called "the root of Heaven and Earth."
Red Pine as real as gossamer silk and yet we can't exhaust it.
Ta-Kao From whose gate comes the origin of heaven and earth.
Walker of heaven and earth, of every thing and not-thing.
Wayism hollow yet inexhaustible, she gives birth to infinite universes.19
Wieger The doorway of this mysterious mother is the root of heaven and earth, the Principle.
World Infinity is the gate though which heaven and earth manifested.
Wu The doorway of the Mysterious Feminine Is called Root of Heaven-and-Earth.


Ch. 06 Sentence 3
Beck It seems to be continuously within us. Use it, and it will never fail.
Blackney Constantly, and so forever, Use her without labour.
Bynner Breath for men to draw from as they will: And the more they take of it, the more remains.
Byrn It is like a vapour, barely seen but always present. Use it effortlessly.
Chan It is continuous, and seems to be always existing. Use it and you will never wear it out.
Cleary Continuous, on the brink of existence, to put in into practice, don't try to force it.
Crowley Its operation is of pure Joy and Love, and fails never.
Hansen Silken! It's as if it abides. Handle it gently.
LaFargue It seems to endure on and on. One who uses It never wears out.
Legge Long and unbroken does its power remain, Used gently, and without the touch of pain.
Lindauer Continuous, soft, it looks like it exists - It is infrequently used.
LinYutan Continuously, continuously, It seems to remain. Draw upon it And it serves you with ease.
Mabry Dimly seen, yet eternally present It is always there for you to use. It's easy!
McDonald It's there within us all the while; draw upon it as you will, you can never wear it out.
Merel The Way moves within it: Draw upon it; it will not run dry.
Mitchell The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birth to infinite worlds. It is always present within you. You can use it any way you want.
Muller The valley spirit never dies. It is called "the mysterious female." The opening of the mysterious female Is called "the root of Heaven and Earth." Continuous, seeming to remain. Use it without exertion.
Red Pine The valley spirit that doesn't die we call the dark womb the dark womb's mouth we call the source of creation as real as gossamer silk and yet we can't exhaust it.
Ta-Kao 'The Valley and the Spirit never die.' They form what is called the Mystic Mother, From whose gate comes the origin of heaven and earth. This (the origin) seems ever to endure. In use it can never be exhausted.
Walker Invisible yet ever present, you can use it forever without using it up.
Wayism It's spiralling-continuous flow is always present within you. You can use it any way you want.20
Wieger Sprouting forth, she does not expend herself; acting, she does not tire herself.
World It is invisible to the senses, yet totally permeates all things. It is inexhaustible and eternally available for any purpose.
Wu Lingering like gossamer, it has only a hint of existence; And yet when you draw upon it, it is inexhaustible.