The Chinese word for Nerve is 神經 (Shén Jīng). The first character 神 (Shén) can mean god or one's spirit. The second character 經 (Jīng) can mean pathway, perhaps relating to the meridians in acupuncture, or "scripture". 

Together these two characters take on the meaning of "nerve". One can also read them literally as "pathway to god", or "god's scripture". 

Pathway to God - it is in our nerves indeed! But one must first read the scriptures!
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