Sunday, April 10, 2011


The last few days I've been reading the Tao Te Ching written by Lao Tsu.  Some 2600 years ago he left China, seeking solitude in Tibet.  The story goes that the gatekeeper at one of the passes into Tibet knew of Lao Tsu and asked him to record his views for posterity before disappearing into the high mountains.  Lao agreed and produced the Tao Te Ching.  It became one of the seminal works of Chinese philosophy.  The Tao Te Ching is  short.  It can be read in less then an hour, but I have a feeling I will be reading it for the rest of my life.

I would love to quote a bunch of it,  but won't except for one verse:  

A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.

1 comment:

  1. Nice quote.
    Here is a way of getting a daily one in between Doonesbury's Daily Dose and the New York Times over morning coffee :)