Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fragrance of a rose.......................

The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu's dictum:

     Those who know do not say:
     those who say do not know.

When the Master entered, they asked him what the words meant:

Said the Master,  "Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?"

All of them knew.

Then he said, "Put it into words."

All of them were silent.

-Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, as excerpted from  The Spirituality of Imperfection:  Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

thanks Doug

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