Such a profound story to share here as a re-blog…o how this reminder is needed today, Thank you for this, Kamal.
One day some people came to meet a solitary monk who was sitting quietly near his small hut. They asked him very politely: “Sir, what is the meaning of silence and meditation? We would like to hear it from you.” He got up without saying a word to the people and went to a deep well which was besides his hut and started scooping water from a deep well.
He then said to his visitors: “Look into the well. What do you see?” The people looked into the deep well and responded: “We see nothing!” The monk put down his bucket. After a short while, he urged the people once more: “Look into the well! What do you see now?” The people looked down again: “Now we see ourselves, they said.”
“Earlier you could not see anything,” replied the monk, “because the water was restless as your life. But now…
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