Sunday, April 06, 2008

Those who wish to embody the Tao

should embrace all things. To embrace
all things means first that one holds
no anger or resistance toward any
idea or thing, living or dead, formed
or formless. Acceptance is the very
essence of the Tao. To embrace all
things means also that one rids oneself
of any concept of separation; male
and female, self and other, life and
death. Division is contrary to the
nature of the Tao. Foregoing
antagonism and separation, one
enters in the harmonious oneness
of all things.

Lao Tzu, from Hua Hu Ching,
translated by Brian Walker

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The important thing is not to think much,
but to love much;
and so, do that which best stirs you to love.

Saint Teresa of Avila

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