About the Tao
"[The] words are (in the traditional Buddhist metaphor) fingers pointing toward the moon; if you watch the fingers you can't see the moon."
Just as multiple satellites are needed to triangulate a gps signal side-by-side chapter-by-chapter translations can help you understand the text's meaning.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling the potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes" -Alan Watts