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Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 20:21

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

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RE: Quote 6 - 24- 12

What on this earth does the quote "Non-being is the greatest joy." mean?
Lao Tzu

RE: Quote 6 - 24- 12

I think I might argue a bit with this one.

Health? Nope, I think the ability to logically think is a much greater possession. Sooo, Mental health, maybe??

And I think that Contentment is a much better friend than Confidence.

And the only thing I can think of that is non-being, would be death. Joy?? well, yeah, maybe if there was a life after death and you ended up in a nice place.

Anyway, thanks for something to make me think a bit. I needed that! LOL

RE: Quote 6 - 24- 12

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 25, 12 at 7:52

West Gardener, thanks for asking the question that I wondered about, but didn't want to ask! What does "non-being" mean? Agnes, you gave the logical answer, I think.

RE: Quote 6 - 24- 12

Taoism and Buddhism have a lot in common and I see it as the Nirvana of the later, the complete release, contrary to the Christian belief of live after in heaven.

RE: Quote 6 - 24- 12

So how does one know that" Non-being is the greatest joy."?

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