All within its circuit is preserved in peace, and there comes to it no agitation from without.

                                                  CHUANG TZU

 


Nature may be compared to a vast ocean. Thousands of changes are taking place in it. Crocodiles and fish are essentially of the dame substance as the water in which they live. Man is crowded together with the myriad other things in the Great Changingness, and his nature is one with that of all other natural things. Knowing that I am of the same nature as all other natural things, I know that there is really no separate self. no separate personality, no absolute death and no absolute life.

                     T'IEN T'UNG-HSU

                             
8TH CENTURY A.D.

 

[John Chang McCurdy]