Language is a product of the world; the Tao is beyond it—however pervasive and omnipresent it may be.
One can only intuit it when one has become as nameless and as free of conscious choices and evaluations as the Tao itself.
Tao or Dao (?, Pinyin: Dаo, Cantonese: Dou) is a Chinese character often translated as ‘Way’ or 'Path'.
A. C. Graham's Disputers of the Tao elegantly summarizes the Confucian dao: "the Way is mentioned explicitly only as the proper course of human conduct and government.
The Tao, if we then try to grasp it, can be described as the organic order underlying and structuring and pervading all existence.
The Tao cannot be described in ordinary language, since language by its very nature is part of teh realm of discrimination and knowledge that the Tao transcends.