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.”

Attar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading This Too Shall Pass at Casper ter Kuile.

meta

%d bloggers like this: