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.
To embrace all things means also that one rids oneself
of any concept of separation; male and female,
self and others, life and death.
Divison is contrary to the nature of the Tao.
Foregoing antagonism and separation, one enters
into the harmonious oneness of all things.
attributed to Lao Tzu
in Brian Walker Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu (NY: HarperCollins, 1992,) p. 5
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