“Once there was a hunchback with clubbed feet, a deformed body, and no lips. He lectured to a certain…”

“Once there was a hunchback with clubbed feet, a deformed body, and no lips. He lectured to a certain lord, who liked him so much that he came to look upon people who were physically intact as having
skinny necks. Another hunchback, with a huge goiter, lectured to a lord, and the lord liked him so much that he came to see healthy people as having skinny necks. Thus when there is excellence of character, physical appearance is forgotten. When people do not forget what to forget, but forget what not to forget, that is really forgetting.”

The Chuang-Tzu

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