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the Message Continues ... 10/68
The vastness of being!
A young man came to an old master and
told him he was very unhappy and asked him for a
The old Master poured a handful of salt in a glass of
water and asked the young man to drink it. "How does it
taste?" the Master asked. "
Awful," spat the apprentice. The Master chuckled and
gave this fellow another handful of salt and told him to
put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the
nearby lake; when the apprentice swirled his handful of
salt into the lake, the old man said, "Now drink from
As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the
Master asked, "How does it taste?" "Good!" remarked the
apprentice. "Do you taste the salt?" asked the Master.
"No," said the young man. The Master took this troubled
young man's hands into his hands and said:
"Son you are the container, and the pain of life is the
salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life
remains the same, but how we are going to feel it
depends on the container. When you are in pain, all you
have to do is to enlarge your sense of being..... Don't
be a glass. Become a lake!"
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