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There is a curious statement in Tao Teh Ching (49:I) that the Tao proceeds by contraries or by what it elsewhere calls rhythm. How does this affect the aspirant who is trying to attain harmony with it? The explanation is to be found in the need of including both the Long and Short paths, in the concentration upon opposites that the full and complete Quest requires.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 184

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