Old Monk on Pigs Singing

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Don’t attempt to teach a pig to sing. You will waste your time and it will annoy the pig. [Read more...]

Old Monk on the Way

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The doctrines and moral laws, the rules and regulations? They are the map, not the journey. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Solitude

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Old Monk: Go to your cell. It is the way into the Kingdom. Layman: I am not a monk. I have no cell to go into. Old Monk: You are not within your cell. Your cell is within you. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Detachment

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Detachment means being attached to all things according to their true and eternal value. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Crutches

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Doubter: Your religion is a crutch! Old Monk: Haven’t you noticed I am crippled? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Having Heart

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Novice: I have completed my degree in theology and mastered philosophy. Old Monk: What does all your learning and study gain you? You need “heart”. Novice: How do I attain “heart”? Old Monk: By much learning and study.   [Read more...]


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