The true men of old knew nothing of the love of life & the
hatred of death ... They accepted their life & rejoiced in it, they
forgot all fear of death ... Thus there was in them what is called the
want of any mind to resist the Tao &
of all attempts by means of the human to assist the Heavenly.
Their minds were free from all thought, their demeanor was still & unmoved ...They did in regard to all things what was suitable & no one could know how far their action would go.
V. 1. 3.