PHOTOS of VENICE and FRANCE

ALL  TEXTS

 

 

THE  SAGE

Small lexicon

(words chosen in homage to Lao Tse
in his
Tao Te Ching)

THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES : the living beings
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES : the human beings
THE PRINCE : the one who rules
THE MASTER : the one who knows
THE SERVANT : the one who serves
THE SAGE : the sage



--1--


THE SAGE SHOWS HOW TO LIVE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES CONTEMPLATE
THE SEALED CASKETS
ENCLOSING HIS WORKS

HE WHO OWNS
MORE CASKETS THAN ANY OTHER
IS THE PRINCE



--2--


THE SAGE SPEAKS HIS ADVICE

THE MASTER
TEACHES THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE TONGUE OF THE ADVICE



--3--


WITH ART
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CONSTRUCT THEIR CEMETERIES

THE SAGE TILLS THE LAND
GRACELESSLY



--4--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES LEARN
HOW TO MEASURE DAYS

THE SAGE LISTENS
HIS HEART BEATING



--5--


THE MASTER
TELLS THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TO FOLLOW
THE PATH OF THE SAGE

BUT THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CROWD ROUND THE PRINCE



--6--


THE SAGE HEEDS THE MASTER

BUT DOES NOT TRUST HIM



--7--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES SUPPORT
THE SERVANT OF THE PRINCE

THE SAGE DOES NOT RELY
UPON THE MADMAN



--8--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO NOT SPEAK

THE MASTER DEMANDS
TO BE LISTENED TO

BUT THE SAGE
HOPES TO BE KNOWN



--9--


WHEN A HUMAN
TRIES TO BECOME A SAGE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES LAUGH



--10--


THE SAGE TALKS WITH HIS FRIEND

AND THE PRINCE SPEAKS
TO THE HUNDRED FAMILIES



--11--


THE PRINCE GIVES HIS IMAGE
AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WATCH
THIS IMAGE AS IT LIVES

THE SAGE KNOWS THE PRINCE



--12--


THE SAGE PREPARES THE PLOUGH

THE PRINCE WILLS DRINK WINE



--13--


THE SAGE SPEAKS OF LIFE

AND THE MASTER DRAWS LIMITS TO LIFE



--14--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES BEG FROM THE PRINCE
THE THINGS WHICH THEY CANNOT
SECRETLY OBTAIN FROM GOD

THE SAGE TRUSTS TO NATURE



--15--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES BUILD HOUSES

THE SAGE INURES HIMSELF
TO THE COLD



--16--


THE PRINCE KNOWS
THE FOREST'S HIDDEN PATHS

THE SAGE FORESEES THE FIRE



--17--


THE PRINCE RULES

AND THE SAGE SORROWS TO SEE
THE BUD FREEZE TO DEATH



--18--


THE SERVANT ORDERS

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
OBEY THE PRINCE

THE SAGE HAS NO SERVANT



--19--


THE PRINCE WANTS A SERVANT

THE SAGE SEEKS A FRIEND



--20--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO WHAT CAN BE DONE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
SAY WHAT CAN BE SAID

THE SAGE CONTEMPLATES BIRTH



--21--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
SHOW THEIR LIFE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES HIDE IT

THE SAGE DOES NOT KNOW
WHETHER HE IS LIVING



--22--


THE MASTER DESCRIBES THE WORLD

THE SAGE TALKS
ABOUT WHAT IS NOT



--23--


THE MASTER HAS A CHARIOT CONSTRUCTED
FOR THE SAGE

THE SAGE MEANT TO WALK



--24--


THE SAGE HAS SHOWN
WHERE TO SOW WHEAT

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES ADMIRE
THE MASTER'S SKILL



--25--


THE SAGE
TOLD THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TO HARVEST

AND WITHOUT DELAY
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
DIG UP THE GRAINS



--26--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TRY TO LIVE TOGETHER

BUT THE SAGE
SLEEPS AT HIS FRIEND'S



--27--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
WANDER ALL THE WORLD

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
SHARE THE SAME FIELDS

THE SAGE CHOOSES
NOURISHING EARS OF WHEAT



--28--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ASK FOR A PRINCE

THE SAGE CANNOT BE GAUGED



--29--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ASK FOR TRUTH

THE SAGE ASKS THEM ONLY LIE



--30--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
ARE LED BY NATURE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
KNOW HAPPINESS

THE MASTER REFUSES DESIRE

THE SAGE CONTEMPLATES CHRYSALID



--31--


THE MASTER TEACHES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HOW TO RUN

THE PRINCE CHOOSES THE ONE
WHO DOES NOT STOP RUNNING

AND MEANWHILE
THE SAGE IS BEHIND
TRYING TO TALK



--32--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ASK THE SAGE
TO INVITE THEM

THE SAGE IS NOT SURPRISED
IF THE HUNDRED FAMILIES LEAVE



--33--


THE PRINCE WANTS
NOTHING BUT SPLENDOUR

THE SAGE HIDES THE MIRRORS



--34--


FACING THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE NOTHING BUT STRENGTH

FACING THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE PRINCE
HAS NOTHING BUT REASON

FACING THE PRINCE
THE SAGE
HAS NOTHING BUT LOVE



--35--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
LOOK AROUND
FOR THEIR SUBSISTENCE

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
DO NOT SEE THE SAGE
EXCEPT WHEN HE BRINGS THEM
EARS OF WHEAT



--36--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
HAVE RIGHTS

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
OBTAIN RIGHTS
FROM THE PRINCE

THE SAGE DOES NOT KNOW
FROM WHOM TO DEMAND RIGHTS



--37--


WITH ART
THE MASTER HAS CONSTRUCTED
THE FOUNTAIN

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES DRINK

THE SAGE HAD FOUND WATER



--38--


THE MASTER HAS CUT THE BRANCH

BUT THE SAGE KNOWS
THAT SLAYING IS VAIN



--39--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES

THE PRINCE
TAKES CARE OF THEM ALL

THE SAGE
WAITS THE FRUIT TO RIPEN



--40--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES' INSTINCTS
KEEP THEIR LIVES

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WITH COURAGE FACE DEATH

THE SAGE KNOWS FEAR



--41--


THE PRINCE GIVES HIS LIFE
TO THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

BUT THE SAGE SUFFERS
WHEN HE SEES THEM LIVING



--42--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE

THE SAGE QUENCHES HIS THIRST
IN THE RIVER



--43--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES BUILD

THE SAGE GOES HIS WAY



--44--


THE SAGE SAID TO SOW

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES REAP



--45--


THE SAGE TELLS HOW TO HUNT

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
GILD THEIR KNIVES



--46--


AFTER THEY HAVE EATEN
THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES SLEEP

AFTER THEY HAVE SERVED THE PRINCE
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WAKE UP

THE SAGE ASKS LIFE
WHAT IT WANTS



--47--


THE SAGE BEGETS
WITHOUT WILLING



--48--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
PROTECT LIFE

THE SAGE
EATS WHAT IS ALIVE



--49--


THE SAGE
IS THE LIFE OF THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

AND HE CANNOT
DEPRIVE THEM OF LIFE



--50--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
PURSUE THEIR PREY

THE MASTER
FINDS WHAT HE SEARCHES

THE SAGE
OBSERVES THE FALLING FRUIT



--51--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES ARE HAPPY

BUT THE SAGE ASKS



--52--


THE SAGE KNOWS

AND THE TEN THOUSAND
CREATURES WORK



--53--


THE MASTER SHOWS HOW TO HUNT

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES KILL
THE DOG OF THE SAGE



--54--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES FOLLOW
THE ADVICE OF THE MASTER

BUT THE SAGE SEES THE SOURCE
RETURNING TO SEA



--55-


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES HAVE FOUND
WHAT IS GOOD

THE SAGE LETS KNOW
WHAT REMAINS



--56--


THE PRINCE
ASKS THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WHAT THEY WANT

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
OBEY THE PRINCE

THE SAGE BREATHES
AND DOES NOT SEE THE AIR



--57--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES LEARN
TO KNOW THE TRUTH

THE SAGE DOES NOT KNOW
WHETHER HIMSELF IS BORN



--58--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES BUSTLE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES SPEAK

THE SAGE CONTEMPLATES THE WORLD



--59--


THE MASTER SHOWS
HOW TO HANDLE THE STICK

BUT THE SAGE LOOKS FOR THE FRUIT
HANGING NEAR HIS FACE



--60--


THE SAGE CREATES AND FORGETS

BUT THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TAKE AND KEEP



--61--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO NOT SPEAK

WHAT NAME
WILL THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
GIVE THE SAGE
IF THEY LOSE THEIR REASON?



--62--


IN ORDER TO CROSS A RIVER
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CONSTRUCT BOATS

THE SAGE KNOWS
THE NOURISHING RIVERSIDE



--63--


IN FRIENDSHIP
WITH HIS BEST SERVANT
LIVES THE PRINCE

THE SAGE LOVES THOSE
WHO ASK TO BE LOVED



--64--


THE SAGE PRONOUNCES UPON
THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES' LIFE



--65--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
TAKE WHAT THEY FIND

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES FIGHT

THE SAGE DOES NOT PROFIT
FROM THOSE WHO ARE WEAK



--66--


THE SAGE MARVELS ON FRUIT

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WAIT FOR IT



--67--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ACT THOUGH PERTURB

THE SAGE
DOES NOT RESIST THE LIFE
AND LETS IT GROW



--68--


THE MASTER
CASTIGATES THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE PRINCE PUNISHES THEM

THE SAGE LEARNS FROM
THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES



--69--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES DISCERN
WHAT THEY NEED

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WANT
WHAT CAN BE SEEN

THE SAGE SEEKS NOTHING



--70--


THE SERVANT
SAVED THE PRINCE FROM DEATH

THE SAGE IS EVER WAITING
FOR DEATH



--71--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
ENJOY NATURE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TRANSFORM IT

THE SAGE DOES NOT KNOW
WHO HE IS



--72--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES EXIST
IF THE SAGE LOVES THEM



--73--


THE SAGE SPEAKS

AND THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES HEAR



--74--


THE DOG WATCHES OVER THE HERD

THE SHEPHERD LOVES HIS SHEEP

THE SAGE EATS THEM



--75--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
PULL UP WEEDS

THE SAGE
STREWS SEEDS OVER THE EARTH



--76--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES BEGET
AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ARE APPALLED OF IT

BUT THE SAGE KNOWS
THAT HE WILL SLEEP



--77--


THE MASTER HAS BENT THE BRANCH

AND THE SAGE WITHDRAWS



--78--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES WANDER

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
MAKE THEIR WAY

THE SAGE DRAWS AWAY



--79--


THE PRINCE HAS GIVEN FLOWERS

THE SAGE WAITED FOR THEIR FRUIT

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
DRY THESE FLOWERS
IN ORDER TO EMBELLISH THEIR LIFE



--80--


IN HAPPINESS
LIVE THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE LIVES WITH HIS FRIEND



--81--


THE SAGE DECIDES BY HIMSELF



--82--


THE MASTER HAS NAMED

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES CONCEIVE

AND THE SAGE HARDLY DISCERNS



--83--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
SAY TO THE PRINCE
THAT THEY ARE FAITHFUL

BUT THE SAGE IS NOT THE SAME AGE
IN THE BEGINNING AS IN THE END
OF A WORD



--84--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
SEARCH FOR PREY

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES HATE

BUT THE SAGE WANTS TO LOVE



--85--


IN ORDER TO KNOW
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE PRINCE TRIES THEM

IN ORDER TO KNOW
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE SAGE DOES GOOD DEEDS



--86--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
HAVE FAITH

AND THE PRINCE COMPELS
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TO HAVE FAITH

BUT THE SAGE WAITS



--87--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
EAT WHAT THEY FIND

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WITH ART
DISPOSE THE FRUIT

THE PRINCE
WILLS HAVE A GOLDEN DISH

AND THE SAGE
HAS MADE AN EAR OF WHEAT
FROM A GRAIN



--88--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ARE CHANGEFUL

THE SAGE IS ONLY HIMSELF



--89--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
POSSESS THEIR OWN LIVES

THE SAGE DOES NOT EXIST
BY HIMSELF



--90--


THE RIVER DOES NOT EXIST
AND IT ENGULFS

THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO NOT EXIST
AND THEY CAN THINK
AND THEY SLAY

THE SAGE EXISTS
AND HE HAS NO THOUGHT



--91--


LIE DIVIDES THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
AND TRUTH UNITES THEM

THE SAGE CONSOLES
THE ONE WHO CRIES



--92--


THE STONE HITS THE OBSTACLE

THE SERVANT OBEYS THE PRINCE

THE SAGE WATCHES
WHERE TO PUT HIS FOOT



--93--


THE SAGE SPEAKS

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
COPY HIS WORDS WITH ART



--94--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WANT WHAT SHINES

THE SAGE WANTS WHAT ENLIGHTENS



--95--


THE MAN HAS STUMBLED

THE WOLF SHOWS ITS TEETH
AND SPRINGS

THE SAGE HAS STUMBLED

THE MAN LAUGHS



--96--


THROUGH EACH OTHER
SURVIVE THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES

WILL MAKES THE PRINCE

THE MASTER APPEASES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE WITHOUT ANGER
SEES NATURE GROW



--97--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO NOT UNDERSTAND DEATH

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES HIDE IT

THE SAGE DOES NOT FORGET IT



--98--


THE MASTER KNEADS BREAD

THE SAGE HAD OPENED THE EAR OF WHEAT



--99--


THE SAGE HAS MADE AN AXE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
GRASP THE AXE
AND CONTEMPLATE IT



--100--


THE SHEPHERD WATCHES HIS SHEEP

THE SAGE KILLS THE WOLVES



--101--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES PROMISE

BUT THE SAGE IS



--102--


THE PRINCE ASKS
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TO TEACH THE MASTER

BUT THE SAGE
SOWS SEEDS ON HIS OWN



--103--


THE PRINCE GIVES ORDERS

BUT THE SAGE BREATHES



--104--


THE SAGE BELONGS TO HIMSELF



--105--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES ARE NAKED

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES GET DRESSED

THE SAGE DOES NOT HIDE HIS SOUL



--106--


THE MASTER DRIVES THE CHARIOT

THE SAGE ACCOMPANIES MAN



--107--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ENTRUST THEIR MESSAGES
TO THE FASTEST MEN

THE SAGE STAYS
WITH HIS FRIEND



--108--


THE PRINCE HAS SATIATED
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE CONTEMPLATES THE POND
WHICH IS BECOMING DRY



--109--


THE DOG BARKS
AND MAKES ONE FLEE

THE MASTER SPEAKS
AND MAKES ONE DO

THE SAGE THINKS
AND MAKES ONE EXIST



--110--


THE PRINCE MAKES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
LEARN THE WORDS OF THE DEAD

THE SAGE IS ALIVE



--111--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ADMIRE GOOD
AND HATE EVIL

THE SAGE DOES NOT LOOK
AT THE SUN



--112--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
PURSUE THEIR PREY

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES EXPECT
THE RIGHTFUL FRUIT
FROM THE EFFORTS
WHICH THEY HAVE MADE

THE SAGE MARVELS TO REAP



--113--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
GET ACHIEVED

AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CONSUME

THE SAGE GIVES CONSCIOUSNESS



--114--


UNRIPE FRUIT RESISTS
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

RIPE FRUIT FALLS
INTO THE HAND OF THE SAGE



--115--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
DO WHAT THEY CAN

THE SAGE
DOES NOT WASTE HIS TIME



--116--


WITH THE HUNDRED FAMILIES'
BELONGINGS
THE PRINCE IS NOT SATIATED

AND TO SURVIVE
THE SAGE DEPRIVES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES



--117--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ARE CONFIDENT
OF THE PRINCE'S WORD

BUT THE SAGE IS PROMISE



--118--


THE PRINCE DRAWS ASIDE
THE BRANCHES HIDING THE PATH

THE SAGE WATCHES THE WOLF
COMING FROM AFAR



--119--


IN ORDER TO DEFEND
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE PRINCE KILLS

THE SAGE HAS NO WEAPON



--120--


THE MASTER SAYS WORDS

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
LISTEN TO THE PRINCE

THE SAGE DOES NOT SPEAK
TO THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES



--121--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES EAT

WHAT PRINCE CAN BLAME ONE
FOR HAVING A MOUTH?

THE SAGE SPEAKS



--122--


THE MASTER
TEACHES THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HOW TO DO GOOD

THE SAGE LEARNS TO BE



--123--


THE MASTER PRESERVES DEATH

THE SAGE DOES NOT KNOW
WHAT LIFE PRESERVES



--124--


THE MASTER STRAIGHTENS THE STICK

THE SAGE DOES NOT SEE
ANY STRAIGHT BRANCHES



--125--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ONLY ADMIRE THE SAGE

IF THEY CANNOT BE SEEN BY HIM



--126--


THE PRINCE IS UNIQUE

THE SAGE IS ALONE



--127--


THE PRINCE DOMINATES
OVER THE KNEELED HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE LIES DOWN
IN ORDER TO SLEEP



--128--


THE MASTER TEACHES HAPPINESS
TO THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE CONTEMPLATES THE CLOUDS
WAITING FOR RAIN



--129--


THE SAGE LOOKS WITH HIS EYES

BUT THE HUNDRED FAMILIES ARE BORN
IN THEIR GRAVES



--130--


THE SERVANT GIVES HIS LIFE
TO THE PRINCE

BUT THE SAGE
HAS ONLY ONE GRAVE



--131--


WHEN THE MASTER TEACHES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
LISTEN TO HIM

THE SAGE LOOKS AT THE MAN



--132--


THE PRINCE GIVES AN AIM
TO THE HUNDRED FAMILIES' LIFE

THE SAGE WONDERS
FOR WHAT AIM THEY ARE BORN



--133--


THE MASTER HAS PAVED THE PATH

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WALK

THE SAGE WAITS FOR BIRTH



--134--


THE MASTER TEACHES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HOW TO SOW

THE SAGE DOES NOT BREAK THE ROCK
IN ORDER TO THROW ITS PIECES
INTO THE SEA



--135--


WHEN THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
SEE A LIFE
THEY SEE THEIR DEATH

THE SAGE KNOWS
THAT HE IS BORN FROM DEATH



--136--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CHOOSE THE PRINCE

THE SAGE CANNOT BE NAMED



--137--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES LIVE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ASK THE PRINCE
HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE

WHAT IS THE USE OF LIFE?
ASKS THE SAGE



--138--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
DIG THE EARTH

THE SAGE SHOWS
THE GRAINS OR THE BONES



--139--


WALKING
WITH THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
THE PRINCE LEADS THEM

THE SAGE LOOKS AT THE PATH



--140--


THE WILL OF THE PRINCE
PUTS THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
INTO ACTION

THE SAGE IS NOT IN ACTION



--141--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ACCLAIM THE VICTOR

BUT THE SAGE HAD NOT FOUGHT



--142--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
SEE THE MASTER
FIGHTING AGAINST THE DRAGON

AND THE SAGE DIVERTS THE DRAGON



--143--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WISH TO REACH DEATH
WITHOUT PAIN

BUT THE SAGE KNOWS
THAT ONE MUST EAT



--144--


LIFE STANDS AGAINST THE PRINCE

BUT THE SAGE ACCEPTS LIFE



--145--


THE PRINCE APPROPRIATES
AND THE REVOLTED
HUNDRED FAMILIES
SHARE

THE SAGE ASKS FOR SERENITY



--146--


OF A BRANCH
MAN HAS MADE A STICK

THE MASTER TELLS
HOW TO HANDLE THE STICK

THE SAGE LEANS ON THE STICK
WHEN TIRED



--147--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES TALK
ONLY OF WHAT THEY KNOW

THE SAGE DISPLAYS THEM



--148--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE SEVERAL SHAPES

THE SAGE SEES ONLY ONE SHAPE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CALL HIM BLIND



--149--


THE SAGE SHOWS FRUIT
AND THE HUNDRED FAMILIES EAT IT

THE SAGE IS HUNGRY



--150--


THE SAGE HAS GIVEN
THE FIRE AND THE WHEEL

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE BURNT THE WHEEL



--151--


FACING THE PRINCE
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
JUSTIFY THEIR LIFE

THE SAGE BREATHES IN PEACE



--152--


THE PRINCE HAS SEARCHED KNOWLEDGE

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE SHARED SPOIL

THE SAGE HAS NOTHING



--153--


THE PRINCE RENDS THE BELONGINGS
OF THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE POSSESSES A UNIQUE BELONGING
AND OFFERS IT IN VAIN
TO THE PRINCE



--154--


THE MASTER HAS CUT A BRANCH

THE SAGE WAITS
FOR ITS SEEDS TO COME



--155--


THE MASTER SHOWS TRUTH

THE SAGE HAD EATEN
THE FIRST EARS OF WHEAT



--156--


WHEN THE GOD
OF THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
SPEAKS

THE SAGE HEARS ALSO THE WIND



--157--


THE SAGE IS ANXIOUS
TO LEAVE THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
FOR HE WANTS NOT THEM
TO HEAR HIS WORDS
FROM THE MASTER'S MOUTH



--158--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES PONDER
ON WHAT EXISTS

THE MADMAN DREAMS
ABOUT WHAT DOES NOT EXIST

THE SAGE LISTENS TO SORROW



--159--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE TWO OPINIONS

THE SAGE HAS NONE



--160--


HAVING GIVEN OUT STICKS
THE PRINCE WONDERS AT
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES' FIGHTING

THE SAGE DOES NOT FIGHT
HAVING NO ADVERSARY



--161--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
LOVE THE RIGHTEOUS
AND HATE THE WICKED

THE SAGE LOVES HIS FRIEND



--162--


WHEN THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE DONE
THEY HAVE TO DO NO MORE

THE SAGE MUST CEASELESSLY
GIVE HIS LIFE



--163--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES UNDERSTAND

AND THE SAGE KNOWS



--164--


THE SAGE TOLD
THAT GRAIN YIELDS A CROP

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HIDE THE CROP
IN THEIR GRAVES



--165--


THE PRINCE DOES GOOD

THE SERVANT DOES EVIL

THE SAGE LOOKS AT DEATH



--166--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
SEE WHAT IS OTHER

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
KNOW WHAT IS OTHER

THE SAGE IS THE OTHER



--167--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
CANNOT REWARD THE SAGE
FOR HE NEVER DIES



--168--


THE MASTER TEACHES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HOW TO SHIELD THEMSELVES

THE SAGE ACCEPTS DEATH
IF IT GIVES LIFE



--169--


THE MASTER SAYS
WHICH SEED TO TAKE

THE SAGE HAD ASKED HIM
HOW TO SOW



--170--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES HUNT

THE SAGE SHOWS HOW TO PLOUGH

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
BURN THE PLOUGH
IN ORDER TO GET WARM



--171--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HASTE TO DO A WORK
AND HASTEN MORE TO DO ANOTHER ONE

THE SAGE DOES HIS WORK IN PEACE
AND LETS IT BE SEEN FOR EVER



--172--


THE SAGE CANNOT BETTER
WHAT THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HAVE ACHIEVED



--173--


THE PRINCE COMMANDS
AND THE MASTER OBEYS

THE SAGE DOES NOT SUBMIT



--174--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
DO NOT DISCERN

AND THEY TAKE THE LIFE OF THE SAGE



--175--


ONLY THE SAGE IS KNOWN
TO HIMSELF



--176--


THE MASTER
TEACHES THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
HOW TO KEEP A FIRE

THE SAGE KEEPS THE FIRE
FAR FROM THE BARN



--177--


FOR HIS LIFE
THE SAGE KEEPS NOTHING
EXCEPT HIS FOOD

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
FILL THEIR TOMBS
WITH THE SPOILS OF THE DEAD



--178--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
TAKE THE LIFE OF THE SAGE
AND LEAVE HIM WITHOUT A GRAVE



--179--


THE PRINCE HASTES
THE HUNDRED FAMILIES

THE SAGE KNOWS
THAT THE PATH ENDS
BEFORE IT REACHES THE AIM



--180--


THE SAGE HELPS HIS FRIEND
AND THE MASTER OBEYS THE LAW



--181--


THE PRINCE EXPRESSES HIS THANKS
TO THE SERVANT

THE SAGE DOES NOT TRY
TO DO WELL



--182--


THE HARE RUNS FASTER
THAN MAN

THE MASTER COUNTS FASTER
THAN THE SAGE



--183--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
WASTE THE SAGE'S LIFE



--184--


THE TEN THOUSAND CREATURES
ARE LED BY THEIR INSTINCTS

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ABIDE BY THE LAW

BUT THE SAGE
ENTRUSTS HIS LIFE
TO NO ONE



--185--


ALL DAY LONG
THE MASTER HANDLES THE STICK

LOVE TAKES
THE SAGE'S WHOLE LIFE



--186--


IF THE SAGE HAS TAKEN A PATH

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
ARE ALONE
WHERE THE PATH FORKED



--187--


THE HUNDRED FAMILIES WANDER

THE SAGE WAITS FOR THE SNOW
TO COVER UP
THE TREADS OF THEIR STEPS



--188--


GOD SPEAKS
WITH THE WORDS OF THE MASTER

WITH THESE WORDS
THE PRINCE COMMANDS

BUT THE SAGE WAITS
FOR THE WORDS OF GOD



--189--


THE SAGE REFUSES
TO BE GOD

THE HUNDRED FAMILIES
KILL THE SAGE

 

 

 

 

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