When we look at things in the light of Tao,
Nothing is best, nothing is worst.
Each thing, seen in its own light,
Stands out in its own way.
. . . All things have different uses.
Fine horses can travel a hundred miles a day,
But they cannot catch mice.
. . . All creatures have gifts of their own.
Consequently, the one who wants to have right without wrong,
order without disorder,
does not understand the principles of heaven and earth.
He does not know how things hang together.
Can a man cling only to heaven and know nothing of earth?
They are correlative; to know one is to know the other.
To refuse one is to refuse both.
-- Chuang Tzu
(Thomas Merton, The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965, pp.87-8)