Sinking wood 沉水

Sinking Agarwood (水) …….

Sinking wood

Sinking Agarwood

….. under some circumstances (infected with parasites or fungus), the agarwood trees produce resins as a defense mechanism. Under certain conditions, after the passage of time these resins accumulate on the wood to form resinous wood that emits a special aromatic perfume. Because of the resinous accumulation above 25% volumetric, the specific weight of agarwood is larger than water and as a result will sink. The resins produced by agarwood have special aroma and is therefore very valuable. In China Agarwood price is incresing yearly 20~30%, everyone knows that Agarwood harvesting is getting difficult, especially sinking grade. You may keep the wood for yourselves, it is much valuable than the gold by few folds.

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For display only — UEY

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  • 天然的東西,不盡完美,完美的東西,不盡天然,
  • 若天然與完美兼具,那價格一定也不完美,
  • 如果三者無法兼具,最重要的還是天然!!

有一個出家弟子請教一位很有智慧的師父「師父啊,什麼是人生真正的價值?」

師父從房間拿出一塊沉香,對他說:「你把這塊沉香,拿到市場去賣,但不要真的賣掉,只要有人出價就好了,看看市場的人,出多少錢買這塊沉香?」

弟子就帶著沉香到市場,有的人說這塊沉香很大,很好看,就出價一千塊錢;有人說這塊沉香,可以做装饰,出價三千塊錢。

弟子很開心的回去,告訴師父:「這塊沒用的沉香,還可以賣到三千塊錢,真該把它賣了。」

師父說:「先不要賣,再把它拿去黃金市場賣賣看,也不要真的賣掉。」

弟子就把這沉香,拿去黃金市場賣,一開始就有人出價一万塊,第二個人出十萬塊,最後被出到三十萬塊。弟子興沖沖跑回去,向師父報告這不可思議的結果。

師父對他說:「把沉香拿去最貴、最高級的珠寶商場去估價。」弟子就去了。

第一個人開價就是三十萬,但他不賣,於是五十萬,八十萬,一直加到後來對方生氣了,要他自己出價。

他對買家說,師父不許他賣,就把沉香帶了回去,對師父說:「這塊沉香居然被出價到一百萬。」

師父說:「是呀!我現在教導你如何看懂人生的價值,你一直在用市場的眼光去看待你的人生,因此一直隨人搖擺。人生的價值,應該不是在於外面的評價,而是在於我們給自己的定價,我們每一個人的價值,都是獨一無二的,了解自己的本質,接納自己,磨勵自己。給自己成長的空間,我們每個人都能成為「無價之寶」。

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