February 12, 2009

All Kinds of Water

All waters are waters of the Tao, but every kind of water is not suitable for drinking. Similarly, though it is true that the Tao dwells in every place, yet every place is not fit to be visited by man. As one kind of water may be used for priming a pump, another may serve the purpose of irrigating a field, and others may be drunk, and others again should not be touched at all; so there are different kinds of places. Some may be approached cautiously, some we can safely enter into the inside, and others we must avoid, even at a distance.