|The Sandorian Grove: Quote from Lieh-Tzu (~400 B.C.)|
1 comment11 Aug 2003 @ 06:11 by Ingrid von der Behrens @220.127.116.11 : Lieh Tzu
how fast the socalled "good" can become "bad" and "bad" can become "good", so that in reality there is no good or bad ....
Lieh Tzu tells a little story of a poor old man, who lives with his son on
a mountain. He owned a horse which one day ran away. And the neighbours came to show their sympathy because of the loss. "Why do you believe this is bad luck?"
the old man asked. Later the horse came back with several wild horses. And this time the neighbours came to congretulate him. "Why do you believe, that this is
luck?" he asked. After they now had several horses the son started to ride. The result was, that he broke a leg. Again the neighbours came to show sympathy and
again the old man asked them why that should be bad luck. Then in the following
year there came a war and the son could not go to that war because he was lame ...
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