One Legged Man

Kung Wen Hsien saw Yo Shi and exclaimed:
“What kind of person is this?
How come only one foot?
Is this ordained by Heaven,
Or caused by Man?”

He then said to himself:
“It is Heaven, not Man.
Heaven’s destiny let him be crippled.
The image of Man is given by Heaven.
Therefore we know this is the work of Heaven, not Man.”


-Chuang Tzu,   The True Tao