The Fragrance of the 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 indicated that they knew.
Then he said, “Put it into words.”
All of them were silent.
by Anthony de Mello
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
― Lao Tzu
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. — Lao Tzu
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
— Lao Tzu
“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”