Buddhist attitude is: Life goes on whether I’m there or not. So, a picture of life going on without the Buddhist being there.

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.
Buddhist selfie.

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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.

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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

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