"I continue to be amazed by how deep Chinese thought and philosophy goes. How could Dogen not have drawn from this. So his phrase "That the self manifests the ten thousand things is delusion. That the ten thousand things manifest the self is…"
"This chapter does seem a bit disjointed compared to other chapters. Perhaps this character at end of first line "bu ren" which you have translated as "benevolent" could be translated as "impartial". And perhaps…"
"This character, 玄 is translated by Wang Pi, an early Taoist philosopher at "dark-enigma" which attempts to name the mystery as both Absence and Presence as a a single generative tissue.
In perennial Absence you…"