The answer to the question - what is the origin of The Silk Road* - is Self. It is correct to note that the true meaning of The Silk Road is The Way is Self. Swá is Silk? Self is Soft as Silk. This much is true. Swá is Swé. Swé is Self. The Silk Road means the Road is Self. So it is; is Self and Self is . The way is Self. Self is One. Oneself Is. ís-ness is Self. Self ís. And of course there is no division. Self perceives itself as diverse not to be alone, for Companionship, for Love. Love is the reason for the perception of otherness. Otherness is perceived to experience Togetherness. Togetherness being synonymous with Companionship better known as Love. (* Life)
~ Wald