The older monk looked at the lady, and despite his religious vow to never touch a woman, he gently lifted the woman off the ground and carried her safely across the flooded street to the other side. Then he returned to the younger monk.
The younger monk said nothing, but had a look so fiery on his face that it could have boiled the water around their feet. All day, they continued to walk, and the younger monk continued to display his angry face.
Finally, the younger monk stopped, turned to the older monk and said:
“How could you have done that?”
|Main Uses: : Values, Beliefs
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Submitted By: Brian Cullen
Notes: I can't remember where I first heard this story. I often use it with people who have trouble letting go of anger or guilt.