Stories 50: The Fragrance Of A Rose

The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao Tzu’s dictum:

Those who know do not say;
Those who say do not know.

When the master entered, they asked him what the words meant.

Said the Master, “Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?”

All of them knew.

Then he said, “Put it into words.”

All of them were silent.

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