Thursday, 18 September 2008

Be a lake

BE A LAKE
The Master instructed the unhappy student to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.
'How does it taste?' the Master asked.
'Awful,' said the student.
The Master then asked the student to take another handful of salt and throw it in the lake. The two walked to the nearby lake and when the student swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man said, 'Now drink from the lake.
'The student did so and the Master asked, 'How does it taste?
''Good!' remarked the student.'Do you taste the salt?' asked the Master.
No, said the young man.
The Master sat beside this troubled young man, took his hands, and said, 'The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the 'pain' depends on the container we put it into. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things..... Stop being a glass. Become a lake!'
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12 comments:

  1. wooo..marja, I want to be that lake, live life to the fullest :D
    hugs !

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  2. There's a lorra, lorra truth there.

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  3. Great picture!I wish I was there too!

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  4. I am a Lake and a granite peak so I was part of your story. Thanks

    Bob

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  5. So true. I'd prefer to drink from the red wine lake. It goes down easier :)

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  6. Great read. Gems of wisdom very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers
    Paterika

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  7. I love your little pearls of wisdom, and this one makes so much sense

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  8. Beautiful story; It is really amazing how you can describe these things.

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  9. Its all water under the bridge

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  10. Stop being a glass. Become a lake! I will always remember it.

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