The Empty Boat ~ 05
|date & time||14 Jul 1974 am|
|location||Lao Tzu balcony, Poona|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 42min. Quality: good.|
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- Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
- The sutra
- What is this three in the morning?
- It is about a monkey trainer
- Who went to his monkeys and told them:
- "As regards your chestnuts,
- You are going to have three measures in the morning,
- And four in the afternoon."
- On hearing this all the monkeys became angry.
- So the keeper said:
- "All right then,
- I will change it
- To four measures in the morning,
- And three in the afternoon."
- The animals were satisfied with this arrangement.
- The two arrangements were the same --
- The number of chestnuts did not change,
- But in one case the monkeys were displeased,
- And in the other case they were satisfied.
- The keeper was willing
- To change his personal arrangement
- In order to meet objective conditions.
- He lost nothing by it.
- The truly wise man,
- Considering both sides of the question
- Without partiality,
- Sees them both in the light of Tao.
- This is called following two courses at once.
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