A Quote by Deng Ming-Dao on character, earth, and secrets

A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. . . . Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree.

Deng Ming-Dao

Source: Everyday Tao, 1996, p. 18.

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