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A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk.



“Monk!”



He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience.



“Teach me about heaven and hell!”



The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain,



“Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re dirty. You’re a disgrace, an embarrassment to the samurai class. Get out of my sight. I can’t stand you.”



The samurai got furious. He shook, red in the face, speechless with rage. He pulled out his sword, and prepared to slay the monk.
Looking straight into the samurai’s eyes, the monk said softly,



“That’s hell.”



The samurai froze, realizing the compassion of the monk who had risked his life to show him hell! He put down his sword and fell to his knees, filled with gratitude.
The monk said softly,



“And that’s heaven.”



Excerpted from Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

beingblog:

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk.

“Monk!

He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience.

“Teach me about heaven and hell!”

The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain,

“Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re dirty. You’re a disgrace, an embarrassment to the samurai class. Get out of my sight. I can’t stand you.”

The samurai got furious. He shook, red in the face, speechless with rage. He pulled out his sword, and prepared to slay the monk.

Looking straight into the samurai’s eyes, the monk said softly,

“That’s hell.”

The samurai froze, realizing the compassion of the monk who had risked his life to show him hell! He put down his sword and fell to his knees, filled with gratitude.

The monk said softly,

“And that’s heaven.”

Excerpted from Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values.

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

1 year ago
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“Radical change remains a possibility within us right up until our last breath. The greatest tragedy of human existence is not to live in time, in both senses of that phrase.” ~Christian Wiman
Reading this passage from My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and seeing this one early morning.
Photo by Trent Gilliss

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“Radical change remains a possibility within us right up until our last breath. The greatest tragedy of human existence is not to live in time, in both senses of that phrase.” My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman~Christian Wiman

Reading this passage from My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and seeing this one early morning.

Photo by Trent Gilliss

1 year ago
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—Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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—Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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read me until you cry with doubt.  on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/56261299/via/ke3n

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read me until you cry with doubt. on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/56261299/via/ke3n

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