Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Asian Folk Tale

There is an Asian folk tale about an elderly monk who was meditating peacefully when a young monk came up to him to give him a message. The young monk attempted to break the older monk’s concentration. After all, the message he was bringing was urgent.

After several failed attempts to break the elderly monk's concentration, the young monk sat down and waited.

After some time the senior monk stopped his meditation and prepared to leave. The young monk began to question him about why he did not respond earlier. Without hesitation, the elder responded, "My son, when someone offers you a gift. it is not yours until you accept it."

There are a lot of people around you who are going to offer you gifts that you should not take. Do you know what I mean?

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