The Empty Boat - Chuang Tzu

Who can free himself of achievement and fame
Then descend and be lost
Amidst the masses of men?
He will flow like Tao, unseen…
He will go about like life itself,
With no name and no home.
Simple is he, without.
To all appearances he is a fool.
His steps leave no trace.
He has no power.
He achieves nothing.
He has no reputation.
Since he judges no one,
No one judges him.
Such is the perfect man.
His boat is empty.

- chuang tzu stories

Comments

Deepak said…
"Since he judges no one,
No one judges him."

Beautiful! - however, I wonder if the above is true!
Rohit Malik said…
yes it's beautiful & true in many cases as mostly people don't bother to judge simple people & those who are a a bit eccentric type.
But then no statement is perfect.
Just the beauty of it should be enjoyed & digested...it shouldn't be taken as some kind of formula in life..not completely. ;-)

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