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Two Monks and a Woman - a Zen Lesson

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side. The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman. Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on his 
journey. The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just happened. After rejoining his companion, he was speechless, and an hour passed without a word between them. Two more hours passed, then three, finally the younger monk could contain himself any longer, and blurted out “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how ... Read Full Story >>

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A Lakota Prayer

Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition,
My inner knowing, the senses of my body,
The blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter
My sacred space and love beyond my fear,
And thus walk in balance
with the passing of each glorious sun.

-- Lakota Prayer

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