(Lao Tzu, in the sixth century B.C. elaborates upon the meditative mood as follows:)
“(S/he) who knows does not speak.
(S/he) who speaks does not know.
Close the mouth.
Shut the door of desire.
Blunt the sharpness.
Untie the tangles.
Soften the light.
Become one with the dusty world.”