Wuji, No Limits, and The Uncarved Block

In verse 28 of the Daodejing, Laozi references Wuji, which here is translated (by Jonathan Star) as “No Limits.”

Hold your male side with your female side

Hold your bright side with your dull side
Hold your high side with your low side
Then you will be able to hold the whole world

When the opposing forces unite within

there comes a power abundant in its giving
and unerring in its effect

Flowing through everything

It returns one to the First Breath

Guiding everything

It returns one to No Limits

Embracing everything

It returns one to the Uncarved Block

When the block is divided

it becomes something useful
and leaders can rule with just a few pieces

But the Sage holds the Block complete

Holding all things within himself
he preserves the Great Unity
which cannot be ruled or divided.

Source : Reninger, Elizabeth. (2020, August 27). The Meaning of Wuji (Wu Chi), the Un-manifest Aspect of the Tao. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/wuji-wu-chi-3183136  _ 17.10.20