The Clay Vessel
The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote:
" Mold clay into a vessel; it is the emptiness within that creates
the usefulness of the vessel."
Nothing could be simpler and more profound in understanding the truth
about life and existence than this statement. Indeed, for matter to exist,
for us to exist, there must be non-existence (the emptiness). For us to
live and have experiences, we must be aware that there are non-experiences.
For us to Love there must be lack of love. So the next time you are angry
at the universe for your pain and problems keep in mind that without our
pain and problems we could not exist.