Friday, May 28, 2010
A Zen Story!
Touching Zen Story
There was once a Zen monk, sworn to celibacy,
walking with another monk along a mountain trail.
They came to a stream and saw a beautiful woman hesitating to cross.
The Zen monk picked her up, walked across the stream
and put her down on the other side.
The other monk was scandalized!
"You have touched a woman! You have defiled the name of your religion!"
He kept screaming at him in accusatory rage as he followed him along the path.
The first monk walked along in silence,
and after some time he turned around and faced the angry young man.
The first monk replied "I put her down when I reached the other side of the river.
You, on the other hand, have been carrying her this whole way."
So, got the lesson from this?
Zen And the Art of Happiness
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