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April 19, 2015

The Old Man And The Waterfall

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A story told by old Daoist masters speaks of an old man who accidentally fell into a river which led to a high and most dangerous waterfall. Onlookers watched in horror and feared for the old man's life. After plunging over the waterfall, he somehow came out of the river alive and was unharmed. The people asked him how he managed to survive. He told them, “I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived.”