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Chuang Tzu - The Lost Pearl

Identifier

015088

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

THE LOST PEARL

The Yellow Emperor went wandering
To the north of the Red Water
To the Kwan Lun mountain. He looked around
Over the edge of the world. On the way home
He lost his night-colored pearl.
He sent out Science to seek his pearl, and got nothing.
He sent Analysis to look for his pearl, and got nothing.
He sent out Logic to seek his pearl, and got nothing.
Then he asked Nothingness, and-Nothingness had it!

The Yellow Emperor said:
"Strange, indeed: Nothingness
Who was not sent
Who did no work to find it
Had the night-colored pearl!"

The source of the experience

Chuang Tzu

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Inspiration
Wisdom

Symbols

Pearl

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References