' Just be empty '...


"Thoroughly experience what you received from heaven,

but do not reveal what you attain.

Just be empty, that's all.

The mind of the ultimate person functions like a mirror.

It neither sends off nor welcomes.

It responds but does not retain."



Chuang Tzu
in Victor Mair, Tr.
Wandering on the Way: Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu_
NY: Bantam, 1994, p. 71

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