This Too Shall Pass

June 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

A great king summoned his wise men. He ordered them, “Create for me a saying that will stabilise my inner state. When I am unhappy it will bring me joy, and when I am happy it will remind me of sadness. It cannot be too long, as I want to keep it with me always.”

The wise men consulted and contemplated deeply the king’s command. Finally, they returned to the king bearing a small box. In it there was a ring, and inside the ring was inscribed the following words: “This too shall pass.”


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