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Lao Tzu's Spiritual Enlightenment

Effort is required to become effortless. Lao Tzu, the Tao master's spiritual enlightenment reveals the truth.


Lao Tzu once sat under a tree frustrated. He was frustrated for the fact that he had tried all that he could do but still not attained the whole. He had attained a lot, yet there was a lacking. He could not figure out what was missing.

It was autumn and as he sat frustrated under a tree, he saw a dry leaf fall slowly. The leaf was swayed by the wind. The leaf went along with wind in whatever direction it blew without the least struggle. Then when the wind stopped, the leaf slowly settled down on the earth peacefully. At that moment, something settled within Lao Tzu.

Effortlessness settled in Lao Tzu.

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Story first published: Friday, August 5, 2011, 16:51 [IST]
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