No, I cannot.
Nor do I evaluate a philosophy by the greenhorns/beginners attempting to practice it.
When Laotsu spoke of 'emotions' he was talking about JUDGMENT!
You speak of "they" and judge.What is outside they have accepted - advanced practitioners at least but what is inside is still judged as not OK or potentially not that. They do not say this. What is inside that is problematic can arise and pass and they disidentify in this way with what is inside them. But you can feel the vibe of judgment when they meet others more accepting of the limbic brain, so to speak.
I speak of We, and don't.
Knowledge = actual experience! And my experience shows that your 'interpretations and reflections do not speak to the founder's philosophies but to your biases and weaknesses.
Perhaps a couple direct quotes might offer some food for contemplation;
"When everyone knows beauty as beautiful, there is already ugliness;
When everyone knows good as goodness, there is already evil.
"To be" and "not to be" arise mutually;
Difficult and easy are mutually realized;
Long and short are mutually contrasted;
High and low are mutually posited; ...
Before and after are in mutual sequence."
- Lao tzu
"There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao.
The first in the path of acceptance.
Affirm everyone and everything.
Freely extend your goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances.
Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it.
The second path is that of denial.
Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth.
Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness.
Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness." - Lao Tzu
If that were the case, you wouldn't refer to practitioners of both philosophies as 'they', We would be We!Me. too.Rather than speaking of models of that which cannot be modeled, I speak from experience/Knowledge.
You can keep repeating yourself about your judgment, etc..., but your experience is obviously second and third hand.Oh, I am sure there are states where this kind of enlightenment, often sitting or lying down in isolation or with others who have similar judgments of emotions and desires, it seems like there is full acceptance. But at tea with one, or walking in a garden with one, or [fill in the blank] the judgments are in the air. What has been denied out, disconnected from by one part of the self successfully, is suddenly nearby and ookie.In the mystical state, there can be no 'discrimination', no 'judgment', literally!
The state of Enlightenment is nondifferent than unconditional (transcendental) Love!
This state transcends the conditional perceptions of thought/ego/duality leaving Us as ALL inclusive, even of the 'nasty'. All is Loved, all is assimilated in (health) unconditional Love!
There is not anything (to avoid or chase) but the Beloved!
No, you are not 'sure/certain' (even if direct experience provided Knowledge), or, if you are, that would be... less than mentally healthy.
The Certainty Bias: A Potentially Dangerous Mental Flaw
More things that arise and disappear...True, unconditional Love (Enlightenment) is ALWAYS Known by It's unconditional Virtues; Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy, Gratitude, Humility, Charity (Charity is never taking more than your share of anything, ever!), Honesty, Happiness, Faith...
It appears that you do not understand the notion of 'unconditional/transcendental'.
Repeating ignorance continually does not make it less ignorance, it just spreads among the ignorant.just like the emotions and states the Taoists judge negatively.
Actually, the only way to pass beyond the 'barriers' is to assimilate them in Love!And what gets batched as barriers does not get love.“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
"A 'demon' is merely an unLoved 'angel'!"