The pillow at my feet brought with it the visual suggestion I was some sort of drifter or vagrant, at least that was my interpretation of the glances I got from passers-by. Standing perched on that hill at the bus stop, I did begin to feel different, like I was a drifter, but I wasn’t drifting from town to town, I was drifting through states of consciousness.
When the abbot and his disciples practised their evening meditation, a cat who lived in the monastery made so much noise that it distracted them. So one day the abbot ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, even after the abbot died, the cat continued to be tied up …
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Two monks were on a pilgrimage. One day, they came to a deep river.
There once was an old farmer who worked in the fields growing crops. One day, his only horse ran away. Soon after, neighbours from the village visited and offered their sympathies “What a shame, now your only horse is gone, how will you work the fields? How unfortunate.”
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