Wisdom in Silence

January 7, 2019

The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu’s dictum:

“Those who know do not say; those who say do not know.”

When the Master entered, they asked him exactly what the words meant.

Said the Master, “Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?”

All of them knew.

Then he said, “Put it into words.”

All of them were silent.

Taoist story

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