Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Harsh Skull

     While on a journey, Chuang Tzu found a skull, dry and parched. With sorrow he questioned and lamented the end to all things. When he finished speaking he dragged the skull over, and using it as a pillow, lay down to sleep.
     In the night the skull came to his dreams and said "You are a fool to rejoice in the entanglements of life."
     Chuang Tzu couldn't believe this and asked "If I could return you to your life, you would want that wouldn't you?"
     Stunned by Chuang Tzu's foolishness the skull replied, "How do you know that it is bad to be dead?"