Super short but yet such a powerful story!
Two traveling monks reached a river with a strong current where they met a young woman. The woman asked them if they could help her across the river, and even though the monks had vowed to avoid contact with women, the older monk picked her up and carried her across the river.
The younger monk couldn’t believe what happened as they continued on their way.
Hours had passed and the younger monk, still wondering about the event, was unable to hold his silence and said, “Brother, our spiritual training teachers us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up and carried her!”
“Brother,” the older monk replied, “I set her down hours ago, why are you still carrying her?”
This story shares a message about living in the present moment. So often we all carry around past hurts, holding grudges, or even carrying past joys that…
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