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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Some Buddhist Wisdom

Two monks were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around the bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. "Come on girl," said the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

The second monk did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he could no longer constrain himself and said angrily: "We monks don't go near females. It is dangerous! How could you do that?"

"But brother," the first monk said. "I put the girl down and left her there hours ago. Why are you still carrying her?"

- Zen story

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