Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

All Things Pass ~ Lao Tzu

Lao TsuAncient words are always comforting. They remind us that loss and grief has always been part of life, part of the human condition.

In the sixth century BC the great Chinese philosopher and father of Taoism had this to say:

A sunrise does not last all morning
All things pass
A cloudburst does not last all day
All things pass
Nor a sunset all night
All things pass
What always changes?
Earth...sky...thunder... mounatin...water.... wind...fire...lake...
These change And if these do not last Do man's visions last?
Do man's illusions?

Take things as they come
All things pass

<< Go back to the previous page