Seeking The Essence

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All The Way Home….

Two Young Monks 

Once two celibate men were walking in a forest, returning to their teacher’s home.  Soon they came upon a river that was running exceptionally swift and swollen from the recent rains.  A young lady was standing on the bank unable to cross the river.  She asked the young men for their help.

One of the monks hesitated, but the other picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the river and left her safely on the other side.  She thanked him and quickly departed.  Astonished, the other subsequently took it upon himself to chastise his friend for his obvious deviation from the strict principles of celibate life. 

As they walked the distance to their teacher’s home the other chastised the first, “How could you do that? She was so attractive. Her smile was charming and her voice so soft. How could you hold her in your arms like that?”

The first replied, “I may have held her for several minutes, but I cannot remember what she looks like. You, my friend, have carried her all the way home!”

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September 10, 2006 - Posted by | Hare Krishna, Humor, India

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