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Two Wolves

Postby shjohnk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:48 am

A Native American elder was walking with his grandson around a lake and forest. They heard some wolves in the distance. The elder said to his grandson: 'There are two wolves that live within me. One is content and happy, and roams around at peace with nature and its surroundings. The other is hungry and ravenous, never satsfied and always looking to destroy and conquer.'
The boy looked at his grandfather and asked: 'Which wolf is stronger, Grandpa?'
The elder answered: 'It depends on which one I feed.'

The Dhamma is universal :)

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Re: Two Wolves

Postby bodom » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:05 pm

:thumbsup:

Native American wisdom definitely cool.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Two Wolves

Postby lovemygreys » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:18 pm

Nice :) Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Two Wolves

Postby SamKR » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:47 pm

Nice! :twothumbsup:
Thanks.

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Re: Two Wolves

Postby Vepacitta » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Nice one!
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Re: Two Wolves

Postby Annapurna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:37 pm

Nice !

Truth is universal, yes.
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