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Re: [Meditation Society of America] FW: Seductive Sound

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  • Silent Thunder
    Damn! Awesome stuff right there. Really had me intrigued to the end. I think I ve seen this before but I m thankful that I d comfortably forgot the ending
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 28, 2007
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      Damn! Awesome stuff right there. Really had me intrigued to the end. I think I've seen this before but I'm thankful that I'd comfortably forgot the ending altogether. Really nice read, keep it coming.

      Aideen McKenna <aideenmck@...> wrote:



      >> A Seductive Sound A man is driving down the road and his car breaks
      >> down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door,
      >> and says, "My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?"
      >> The Monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, even fix his car. As
      >> the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound. A sound not
      >> like anything he's ever heard before. The Sirens that nearly seduced
      >> Odysseus into crashing his ship comes to his mind. He doesn't sleep
      >> that night. He tosses and turns trying to figure out what could
      >> possibly be making such an intriguing and seductive sound. The next
      >> morning, he asks the Monks what the sound was, but they say, "We can't
      >> tell you. You're not a monk." Distraught, the man is forced to leave.
      >> Years later, after never being able to forget that sound, the man goes
      >> back to the monastery and pleads for the answer again. The Monks reply,

      >> "We can't tell you. You're not a Monk." The man says, "If the only way
      >> I can find out what is making that beautiful sound is to become a Monk,

      >> then please, make me a Monk." The Monks reply, "You must travel the
      >> earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact
      >> number of grains of sand. When you find these answers, you will have
      >> become a Monk." The man sets about his task. After years of searching
      >> he returns as a gray-haired old man and knocks on the door of the
      >> monastery. A Monk answers. He is taken before a gathering of all the
      >> Monks. "In my quest to find what makes that beautiful sound, I traveled

      >> the earth and have found what you asked for: By design, the world is
      >> in a state of perpetual change. Only God knows what you ask. All a man
      >> can know is himself, and only then if he is honest and reflective and
      >> willing to strip away self deception." The Monks reply,
      >> "Congratulations. You have become a Monk. We shall now show you the way

      >> to the mystery of the sacred sound." The Monks lead the man to a wooden

      >> door, where the head monk says, "The sound is beyond that door." The
      >> Monks give him the key, and he opens the door. Behind the wooden door
      >> is another door- it is made of stone. The man is given the key to the
      >> stone door and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. And so
      >> it went that he needed keys to doors of emerald, pearl and diamond.
      >> Finally, they come to a door made of solid gold. The sound has become
      >> very clear and definite. The Monks say, "T his is the last key to the
      >> last door." The man is apprehensive to no end. His life's wish is
      >> behind that door! With trembling hands, he unlocks the door, turns the
      >> knob, and slowly pushes the door open. Falling to his knees, he is
      >> utterly amazed to discover the source of that haunting and seductive
      >> sound...... But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a Monk
      >>
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