Today 19 / 01 / 2018

This parable about two Buddhist monks will become your favorite one!

Two Buddhist monks were wading across a fast flowing river. A young girl was standing near them: she also needed to cross the river, but didn’t dare. One of the monks took her in his arms and carried her to the other side of the rough river in silence. The second monk was outraged! Of course, he was: monks weren’t allowed to touch women. But he didn’t reproach his friend. Only when the river and the girl were far behind, he lost patience and said, "I won’t tell about this incident to our Teacher, but why did you do it? You know, this is prohibited!" "What is prohibited?" the first monk wondered. "To touch women! And you even held her in arms!" "But I left her near the river. And you are still carrying her in your mind."
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