"What good is it to spend your life accumulating material things?
It isn't in keeping with the Tao.
What benefit in conforming your life to someone else's conventions?
It violates your nature and dissipates your energy.
Why separate your spiritual life from your practical life?
In an integral being there is no such distinction.
Live simply and virtuously, true to your nature,
drawing no line between what is spiritual and what is not.
Relinquish ideas and concepts.
Embrace the Oneness.
This is the Integral Way."
_Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu_, 50
Translated by Brian Browne Walker
NY: HarperCollins, 1992, p. 62