Artist's description:

Here the philosopher Lao Tzu is depicted riding a mule (a symbol of strength, benevolence and steady toil). With one hand holding a book and the other left open, he avails himself to the giving and receiving knowledge.

LaoTzu was a philosopher from approximately 5th century BC and author of the Tao Te Ching which conveys much essential wisdom about nature and human perception.

Here is some wisdom translated from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu:

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to all, yet does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true. In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent. In action, watch the timing.
When you are content to be simply yourself,
and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way.

Materials used:

Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Return to The Water

$330

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This artwork is sold by Christopher Cook from United States

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