May 2, 2009

Why be Upset (Selection from The Roots of Wisdom)

When I have rank and people respect it,
they respecting my tail cap and great sash
When I am destitute and people despise me,
they are despising my cotton garb and strew sandals
If this is so, at bottom they do not respect me.
So why should I be happy?
At bottom they do not despise me.
So why should I be upset ?

Tzu Cheng Hung
The Roots of Wisdom

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm

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