|Main : Religions & Spirituality : TaoismGoing with the Flow (by: Author Unknown)|
A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls.
Lao Tzu and One Big Tree (by: Author Unknown)
Lao Tzu was traveling with his disciples and they came to a forest where hundreds of woodcutters were cutting the trees. The whole forest had been cut except for one big tree with thousands of branches. It was so big that 10,000 persons could sit in its shade.
Useless (by: Chuang Tzu)
When Tzu-ch'i of Nan-po was taking a stroll by the Hill of Shang, he spotted a great treethat towered above all the rest.
Words (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu's dictum:"Those who know do not say;Those who say do not know."
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