Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 18, Part 12

Trey Smith

Lieh Tzu was on a trip and was eating by the roadside when he saw a hundred-year-old skull. Pulling away the weeds and pointing his finger, he said, "Only you and I know that you have never died and you have never lived. Are you really unhappy? Am I really enjoying myself?"
~ Burton Watson translation ~
As living beings, we think that living is the pinnacle of existence and that death is its nadir. But our perspective may turn out to be skewed. Death might be the ultimate experience and we will laugh at our previous opinion.

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