Carrying in the mind

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if
they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his
shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him and
departed. As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold
his silence, he spoke out. “Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but
you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!”
“Brother,” the second monk replied, “I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her.”

8 thoughts on “Carrying in the mind

  1. Aww I love this! So simple and so true! This is the first of your posts that I’ve come across. I’ll definitely be checking out others! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I have to be honest, I had to read it twice to catch the depth of the post. I was looking and expecting to read something lengthier which is what I usually come across 🙂 So when it ended, I had to read again haha. I got it thank you for the quick but insightful post.

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