A Selection From The Taoist Writings: Lao-Tan Asked Confuciu

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A selection from the Taoist Writings:
Lao-Tan asked Confucius: `What do you mean by benevolence and righteousness?'
Confucius said: `To be in one's inmost heart in kindly sympathy with all
things; to love all men and allow no selfish thoughts: this is the nature
of benevolence and righteousness.'
-- Kwang-tzu