The Empty Boat – Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)

Who can free himself of achievement and fame
Then descend and be lost
Amidst the masses of men?
He will flow like Tao, unseen…
He will go about like life itself,
With no name and no home.
Simple is he, without.
To all appearances he is a fool.
His steps leave no trace.
He has no power.
He achieves nothing.
He has no reputation.
Since he judges no one,
No one judges him.
Such is the perfect man.
His boat is empty.

Chuang Tzu, The Empty Boat

Zhuangzi dreaming of a butterfly

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    beautiful drawings and a wonderful quote.. Would that we could not judge!.. What a different perspective we would see in the world…

    Happy New Year Lee…

    Blessings Sue


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