Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 10/26/2015

Empty things make noise

299. Learn this from the waters;
In mountain clefts and chasms,
Loud gush the streamlets,
But great rivers flow silently.

Empty things make a noise,
The full is always quiet.
The fool is like a half-filled pot,
The wise man like a deep still pool.

Sutta Nipata 720-721

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  1. I love these verses!
    Thanks Mike.

    • Ben,

      They’re pretty awesome!

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