' Hua Hu Ching '

70. The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net
around you.
Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible.
The trap of duality is tenacious.
Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience

Through dual cultivation it is possible to unravel the
net, soften the rigidity, dismantle the trap.
Dissolving your yin energy into the source of universal
life, attracting the yang energy from that same
source, you leave behind individuality and your life
becomes pure nature.

Free of ego, living naturally, working virtuously, you
become filled with inexhaustible vitality and are
liberated forever from the cycle of death and

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom
and oneness with the Tao are not randomly
bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious
self-transformation and self-evolution.