A Monk’s Calling

 

 

 

 

One day, a newly ordained monk saw the Master return to the monastery looking weary. Concerned, the novice monk inquired, “Shifu, are you tired?”

The Master calmly replied, “When the body is weary, simply take a rest; when the mind wanders, immediately bring it back. Practicing the Dharma is one’s individual responsibility; helping sentient beings is our fundamental purpose.”

 

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