Validity - 合法性 - Héfǎ xìng
Proper circulation is required,
for renewal to occur-
A river prevents stagnation
through continual current.
Feel the beautiful transformation,
as you quench your thirst
from crystalline waters.
~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao
Stand on the banks of a river. The continual, rushing water brings renewal to the river. Although the sages may say that the river was running long before man ruled the land, its current, exact configuration is unique to this very moment. The banks of the river have eroded over time, the currents have changed, and so have the species of fish and crustaceans. To know the river, we must experience it directly. We must touch it, swim in it, contemplate our place in relation to the water, and finally, consume it for sustenance. This is the same for Tao.
Tao does not ever cease to flow. Although it was present from the beginning, and many have experienced it before, it is ours alone to explore today. Touch it, swim through the spiritual currents, and drink deeply of the energetic geysers. If you have once touched Tao, you should harbor no doubts about it, nor should you require scripture to confirm it.