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You can't talk about the ocean
with a frog who lives in a well;
he is bounded by the space he inhabits.

You can't talk about ice
with an insect who was born in June;
he is bounded by a single season.

You can't talk about Tao
with a person who thinks he knows something;
he is bounded by his own beliefs

The Tao is vast and fathomless.
You can understand only by stepping
beyond the limits of yourself.

From the Chaung Tzu. 17
via Stephen Mitchell, The Second Book of the Tao.

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athgarvan
May. 10th, 2015 11:09 am (UTC)
Worth reflecting upon.
liveonearth
Sep. 13th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
nice
This is a favorite! I don't get on LJ a lot these days but I am always glad to see that you are still here, seeking, telling your story.
bobby1933
Sep. 13th, 2015 06:28 am (UTC)
Re: nice
Thank you.
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