A Short story about Lao Tzu.

Lao Tzu was one the of the few who set his journey to find out what was beyond world, the world as we know it.

A Short story has been extracted from his teachings:

There lies a big mistake, that we make in everyday life.

Lao Tzu will be denoted by ‘Lao’

Lao Tzu and his friend always goes for a morning walk. They love to see nature and it’s beautiful creatures.

But today, his friend bought his brother with him,

When Lao and his friend went for the morning walks, it was like an unspoken rule between them to not speak but just to walk in silence,

But Today, his friend’s brother is with them for the walk.

It was unusual for him to walk in silence, because he has a habit of talking, all the time!

He said : ” Wow! Today, nature looks beautiful.”

Lao and his friend remained in silence and didn’t speak anything at the moment.

When they returned home, Lao said to his friend, ”Do not bring your brother tomorrow, he speaks too much.”

But his friend was in shock he said,” but he didn’t speak much, he just said that the ‘Nature is looking beautiful today’ and nothing much.”

Lao said that is the problem if he knows nature is looking beautiful today and I know and you knows it as well, then what is the meaning of saying it? Everybody knows nature is looking beautiful but when he put that beauty into words, He just made it less beautiful. Everything was going well for me until he spoke those words.


It’s really true, people have a bad habit of speaking all the time. Sometimes we speak useless things, as it was with my experience, Me and my friend were sitting outside a park and it was really cold, we both were feeling the cold and he knows it too but still he says, “Today, it’s very cold.”

What kind of information was he giving to me?

We have that useless habit of speaking over mundane things.

Well, I hope you have learnt something here!

Thanks for reading,

Ransher, ~Keya

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this story here!

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