There is something formless and perfect,

Before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary.

Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present.

It is the mother of the universe.

For lack of a better name,

I call it Tao.

Chapter 25 – Tao Te Ching

 

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,

The earth was a formless void and the darkness covered the face of the deep,

While a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said,

Let there be light; and there was light.

And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

And there was evening and there was morning,

The first day.

Genesis 1:1-5