My Own Happiness Project

My Own Happiness Project
because happiness begins inside and flows out...

20091022

learning to let go........

Two monks on a pilgrimage came to the ford of a river. There they saw a girl dressed in all her finery, obviously not knowing what to do since the river was high and she did not want to spoil her clothes. Without more ado, one of the monks took her on his back, carried her across and put her down on dry ground on the other side.

Then the monks continued on their way. But the other monk after an hour started complaining, "Surely it is not right to touch a woman. How could you go against the rules of monks?"

The monk who had carried the girl walked along silently, but finally he remarked, "I set her down by the river an hour ago, why are you still carrying her?"

a story I happened to read while blog-hopping a while ago

4 comments:

Melissa said...

I read this about 3 hours ago, the first book I picked up after opening my eyes at 6.23am this morning: A Retreat with St.Teresa Avila.

What a coincidence! or Jiminy Cricket getting inside info??.. hehe..

God bless you doc! :)

ARTEo said...

ermm... what's the connection between 2 monks and st teresa?

Melissa said...

Are you implying that its not in the book?? hahaha.. I will pass you a copy just to prove it:) tunggu dan lihat..hehe..

Ned Gumbilai Tumunda said...

was here...interesting photos.. hehehe.. anywaym clicked ur nuff...