Day 11: January 11 – All Heaven And Hell Is Not Known Till Hereafter

~ Cloud-Sustained Path in a Bamboo Grove, Xi Hu

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Garden Obelisk

Chi Lu asked about serving the spirits of the dead.

The Master said, While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?

Chi Lu added, I venture to ask about death?

He was answered, While you do not know life, how can you know about death?

~ The Analects of Confucius

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On This Day 

1755: Birth of Alexander Hamilton.

1879: The Zulu war breaks out.

1928: British novelist Thomas Hardy dies.

1935: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the pacific.

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