Re: A Taste Of Wisdom
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Wonderful Posting. Thanks for sharing.
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>and so,one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice
> An ageing Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining,
returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a
handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.
>handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to
> "How does it taste?" the master asked.
> "Bitter," spit the apprentice.
> The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same
the nearby lake, and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt
in the water, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."
>reminded him of himself and took his hands, offering:
> As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the master asked,
> "How does it taste?"
> "Fresh," remarked the apprentice.
> "Do you taste the salt?" asked the master.
> "No," said the young man.
> At this, the master sat beside this serious young man who so
>pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of
> "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of
bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So
when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your
sense of things . . .
> Stop being a glass. Become a lake."
> - Author Unknown