Famous monument is typical of selfie pictures.
Buddhist attitude is: Life goes on whether I’m there or not.
So, a picture of life going on without the Buddhist being there.
wow… it’s such a powerful story to me and I can’t figure out how to tell it. Completely befuddled.
There was an old monk and an initiate. The old monk told the initiate to sit by the river and [something important].
The young monk sat by the river. [goes through him dealing with his fears of the wolves and trees and weather… then through his inner turmoils and passions and thoughts…. ]
then he started to hear the river flowing and the birds chirping.
Then the river was flowing and the birds continued to chirp.
Something like that.
It was long and involved and the story carries you through and by the time you get to the end, you ‘get it’. I have all the basic components up there, including the ending, but without the whole story, if you don’t ‘see’ the switch at the end, then I gotta explain it in words, which reduces its impact even more than what I did by butchering it above