is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal name.
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding. Verse One, Stephen Mitchell translation
To this I just want to add a little commentary from an author published in one of my favorite anthologies: The Best Buddhist Writing (2008). Author Lin Jensen writes: "Wei Wu Wei is not a kind, passive inaction, but rather a movement in concert with circumstance. Nondoing ultimately means trusting the wisdom of the universe to show the way rather than imposing one's arbitrary will upon it. As Lao-tzu puts it: 'The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.'"