These short story can have a profound effect on the readers as they did to the listener, or might just pass away as an amusing, entertaining story, or even a meaningless story for some.
here is a wonderful simple Zen Story, hidden with profound meaning .
Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and departed.
As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. “Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!”
“Brother,” the second monk replied, “I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her.”
one monk is living in present and other is still in past ……
many time friends ask why it is dificult to live in present so many time explain them with the example of a coin standing …… coin has head , tail and thin edge ……
head is future …..tail is past and both sides has flat surfaces and a coin can stay without balance on flat side so it is easy to remain in past or future as both are horizontal dimension of time and need no balance of mind …….
thin edge is present and it is a vertical dimension of timelessness and need balance of mind ……
to remain on this thin edge of present with perfect balance of mind in the middle of duality of past and future is enlightenment : conversations with God.
(c) ram0ram …….. freedom to right copy and share