Monday, October 5, 2009

Abbott and a young monk

It was winter in North China, the weather was cold. There live in a old temple on the hill top an Abbot and a young monk. The Abbott said to the young monk, "Since the weather is so cold, let us go to bed early."

Both the Abbott and the young monk went to bed. They put on their blankets respectively and after a little while, the Abbott asked again, "Are you feeling better and more comfortable?" The young monk replied, "Of course, the blanket gives me the warmth."

Abbott said, "No, think again, was it you who give the blanket warmth or the blanket gives you the warmth?"

Yes....if you want people to trust you, you have to trust people. If you want people to love you, you have to love them....the more you give, the more you get.

1 comment:

CheaHS@n said...

Very profound OrMiTorFor as a layman comprehend that deep. So in overseas (cannot apply here) does the heater provide you with warmth or you provide the heater with warmth or rather the $ provide the warmth? Sifu appreciate your words of wisdom before I can graduate and "lock shan" [go down the mountain].

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