the10000things is a term meant to refer to everything in the whole world (including that which may be absolutely imperceptible). so when someone says the ten thousand things they are literally referring to absolutely everything.
well obviously everything is a lot of stuff, so i decided to dedicate this blog to only the best zen and philosophy media that i've come across. and i have made a few other blogs on here for some other notable stuff too. the other blogs are all listed in the links below. thanks for visiting :) feel free to Ask me anything firstname.lastname@example.org
"The great Tao covers everything like a flood.
It flows to the left and to the right.
The ten thousand things depend upon it
and it denies none of them.
It accomplishes its task yet claims no reward.
It clothes and feeds the ten thousand things
yet it does not attempt to control them.
Therefore, it may be called 'the little.'
The ten thousand things return to it,
even though it does not control them.
Therefore, it may be called 'the great.'
So it is that the True Person does not wish to be great
and therefore becomes truly great." http://www.thebigview.com/tao-te-ching/chapter34.html