Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness. Along the way, avoid thinking of the Oneness as unusual, exalted, sublime, transcendental. Because it is the Oneness, it is beyond all that. It is simply the direct, essential, and complete truth.
Walker's HHC 14
At that time the prince wholly understood the wonderful teaching that
the master had given him. He could not help bursting into tears with
great sadness for his past ignorance, and he said "Venerable Teacher,
this is the most profound instruction I have heard since I first began
developing my own insight. It is truly the highest teaching. I am deeply
grateful to you for your instruction and I vow to practice this truth
joyfully as the sacred fulfilment of my life.
"I wonder, though, if many generations from now, there will be
people who will discover this instruction and be able to practice it
joyfully in their daily lives. If so, these individuals would be most
unusual, for they would have dissolved all mental concepts of ego, self
and others, male and female, longevity and brevity, and life and death.
Those who dissolve all concepts of individuality are beings of absolute
awareness. By regarding Oneness with the clarity of their minds, they
would fulfill the most virtuous merit and attain the highest
"Very true, kind prince. If someone in the future embraces this
revelation of the integral life without scepticism, conflict or panic,
then this person would be very, very unusual.
"Kind prince, if we label the Universal Truth as subtle and
transcendental, then it ceases to be true integral Oneness. By doing
this we reduce it to the mental sphere of dichotomy where it is no
longer the essential, direct and undistorted reflection of the universal
truth of one life."
Ni's HHC 14