Gambling on the Tao
From the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tse:
A great virtue is to follow Tao alone.
There is a need for a lot of courage
to gamble with everything
on something that has no image, no name, no form.
Elusive and intangible
and yet within is image, form, and essence.
and therein lies faith.
From the very beginning until now
as far as it concerns the Tao
nothing has changed.
How do I know all this?
Because of this.
(an alternative new translation)