The Burden; A Zen Story

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Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.

In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, “Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman ?”

The elder monk answered “yes, brother”.

Then the younger monk asks again, “but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside ?”

The elder monk smiled at him and told him ” I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her.”

 

-Unknown

Letter to myself.

Everyday is another chance to try this all again

Please be focussed Nina

Not all is lost; all is to gain from this pain

It is very true that the lotus can only bloom from the mud

Let your mind be free from this; you can always be free

Anytime you want; but you must learn

Lust not for anything but good health,

Honesty and love and wisdom

This is a letter to you sweet Nina

To take care of yourself and take care of this life

Heart beats like drums and breathes a breath of pure life

Carry on with your blazing torch

I promise you a better tomorrow.

 

Love,

Yourself

 

-Nina

Amazing still

🙂

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When you look in the mirror, tell me what you see, do you think yourself as perfect or do you know that you are flawed. If you believe yourself to be perfect than maybe that’s ego, If you see yourself as flawed then maybe you simply understand that nothing and no one is perfect and that everything is flawed but despite this way of thinking you know your still amazing after all.

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