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Friday, June 27, 2014
Each Person Shines Their Own Way
A samurai who was known for his nobility and honesty, went to visit a Zen monk to ask him for his advice. When
the monk had finished his prayers, the Samurai asked, “Why do I feel
so inferior? I have faced death many times, have defended those who
are weak. Nevertheless, upon seeing you meditating, I felt that my life
had absolutely no importance whatsoever.”
“Wait. Once I have attended to all those who come to see me today, I shall answer you.” – replied the monk.
samurai spent the whole day sitting in the temple gardens, watching
the people go in and out in search of advice. He saw how the monk
received them all with the same patience and the same illuminated smile
on his face.
At nightfall, when everyone had gone, he demanded: “Now can you teach me?”
master invited him in and lead him to his room. The full moon shone in
the sky, and the atmosphere was one of profound tranquility.
“Do you see the moon, how beautiful it is? It will cross the entire firmament, and tomorrow the sun will shine once again.”
“But sunlight is much brighter, and can show the details of the landscape around us: trees, mountains, clouds.”
have contemplated the two for years, and have never heard the moon
say: why do I not shine like the sun? Is it because I am inferior?”
course not.” – answered the samurai. “The moon and the sun are
different things, each has its own beauty. You cannot compare the two.”
you know the answer. We are two different people, each fighting in his
own way for that which he believes, and making it possible to make the
world a better place; the rest are mere appearances.”
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