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The Eyes of Loving Kindness 
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In a land far away there is a village where advanced disciples of Lord Buddha went to preach the Buddha Dharma. They taught people the Peaceful Teachings of Lord Buddha and how to search for spiritual enlightenment.

For many years the little village lives a very peaceful life with understanding, love and compassion. But one year a child was born that would change everything around. As this child grew, he became very mischievous; the older he grew his pranks became very mean. The villagers tried through many means to help this young child improve his conduct with no luck.

One of the families in the village decided to invite an elderly uncle who was a Buddhist monk to see if he could do something to improve the conduct of the mischievous boy who now was a young man. The elderly monk agreed and came for a period of two weeks.

The people in the village observed that the young man would walk and sit with the elderly monk, but his conduct continued to be mischievous. "What is the monk doing to improve the conduct of this mischievous young man?", the people would say.

The two weeks came to an end, and the elderly monk said that he had to return to the monastery. The young man heard this and decided to play a trick on the elderly monk.

On the day of departure, our mischievous young man decided to tie the sandals of the monk in such that when he started to walk he would trip and fall.
While our young man was preparing the monk's sandals, he did not notice that the monk had entered the room. When he finished tying the sandals he looked up, and saw the elderly monk smiling at him wetly with tears in his eys. The monk said softly: "I came to say good bye!" The monk picked up the sandals and departed.

The young man felt ashamed, and ran after the monk and said; "I tied you sandals in such a way that when you would put them on you would fall." The monk looked at him with a smile and said, "I know."

As the monk continued his journey, the young man felt something change in his heart. Years later someone asked him, "What made you change?" Our mischievous young man answered, "I met a man whose eyes glowed with loving kindness".

"To be united with the Lord of Love
Is to be freed from all conditioning."

The Tejabindu Upanishad

Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:31 am
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Post Re: The Eyes of Loving Kindness
This is really pretty!
Makes one think of all the wonderful people that have been a part of our lives, growing up, and how they make a difference in our hearts!

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Post Re: The Eyes of Loving Kindness
Lovely words Hermano.

Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:12 pm
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