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Thimmappa M.S.
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Thimmappa M.S.

Words/thoughts/mind can not capture truth fully and as it is. Let ourselves open and give space to It to enter and reveal. That is the way of true being/knowing!

Tej
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Tej

It mean, ‘Empty vessels make noise’.
It also mean, the ones commented knew nothing.

Aaron
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Aaron

If you know the Truth, you do not go on talking about how much you know, the people who do not really know the Truth are always talking about how much they know it.

Me
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Me

Wrong! You are all wrong. And so am I…

Siwha
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Siwha

He who knows is God,
he who speaks is the man.

James s.
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James s.

but the tao cannot be known.
he who knows therefore must be a thousand winds that blow and the diamond glints on snow.

banjaran
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banjaran

Enlightenment is more than an intellectual understanding though, it’s also an intuitive knowing. It is a total transformation of the heart and mind.

XK1
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XK1

First off I DO like those quotes. I sense though it is more of a trick question? LOL However you DID ask what it means to us. So here is my answer. What it means to me. It means that those who speak without thinking often does not know and those who know often do not speak because they are thinking. The next quote I also like. What it means to me. To know oneself is in itself enlightenment. Wisdom is gained through knowing others. If I may add a few thoughts to it. Since more than 80% of our… Read more »

sean.thurston
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sean.thurston

if i speak, why would you listen, unless you wanted to know? “O my people, listen to my teaching. Open your ears to what I am saying, for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past- stories we have heard and know, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles that He did.” Psalm 78:1-4 perhaps that is why wisdom… Read more »

Jasumi
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Jasumi

I like these quotes! “He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.” He who knows is being observant. He is watching life from an objective standpoint, rather than experiencing it and missing out on a few key elements. He is not being caught up in his own emotions and subjectivity, because their subjective world is transient and does not hold true for everyone. “He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened.” He who knows himself realizes that what he is observing is his own self. Every and all things are him. He… Read more »

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BUFF .

the way of lao tzu concerns itself with involving the reader in a harmonious understanding of the tao. it is impossible to describe the tao completely as definition itself is a subset of it thus we to allude to it and to it’s flow within us – Lao Tzu does this in two major ways – with allusion to the Tao directly with vague language and with dualistic understanding of the good and the bad attempts at encapsulating it in ones own TE ( TE = ones own personal goodness) these two you have quoted here have to be two… Read more »

Pour la Paix.
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Pour la Paix.

The truth.

tmadhava m
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tmadhava m

Nothing AND everything

Regwah
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Regwah

I often say..
“Those who know do not tell, those who tell do not know”
I forget where I heard that, it is possibly a different translation of the same quote.

The next one I guess it is harder to gain the perspective to look from the outside in.
We cant compare our inside, to the outside of others.

Muthu S
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Muthu S

The enlightened person cannot speak of his experience.
The unenlightened does not know himself.
Know thyself

Oleg B
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Oleg B

The Truth cannot be verbalized, there is no words on any language would reflect the truth without missing infinity chunk of it. The words is not Truth, only may lead to Truth those who truly seek it.
The one who knows himself may knows others, not vise versa. Enlightenment and wisdom is synonymous..Indivisible whole

Mysterious Panda
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Mysterious Panda

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He who knows has no need to speak
He who speaks is (often) pretentious

He who knows others, knows understands their thoughts and actions
He who knows himself, knows he is no different than anyone else.

Now…what do Lao-Tzu’s statements mean to you?…or are you trying to get others to do your homework again?

Lamont
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Lamont

“Man who go sideways through airport turnstile going to Bangkok.”

For the first one stop breath and listen and you will find that answer yourself. Dont talk a day or two and you will see.

For the second replace the word “knows” with “has sex with” and you will find the true answer grasshopper.

MAUKA
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MAUKA

…silence knows all before it is said…
…thyself knows tthe truth…