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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Zen Master Bon Yeon - The Rimpoche's Toenails

Good story, here's a smattering. Click the link for the whole thing:
"He said (clip, clip, clip), 'Well, if you want to practice generosity, you can start by giving your best friend some small thing that you are not attached to, like a penny. (Clip, clip, clip, clip.) When you have mastered that, give them something you really like, perhaps your favorite shirt. Then, once you have mastered that, try giving some small thing to someone you dislike. At last, when you can do all this with ease, give your greatest enemy something which you cherish dearly.'"

2 Comments:

Blogger shyloh said...

Just Excellent!!!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Maddy said...

The beauty is to give without
THINKING just do it - not because
I thought it was right or kind.

Which is worse - thinking about
killing someone or actually killing
someone?

Why?

12:14 AM  

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