Two Wolves

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shjohnk
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Two Wolves

Post by shjohnk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:48 am

A Native American elder was walking with his grandson around a lake and forest. They heard some wolves in the distance. The elder said to his grandson: 'There are two wolves that live within me. One is content and happy, and roams around at peace with nature and its surroundings. The other is hungry and ravenous, never satsfied and always looking to destroy and conquer.'
The boy looked at his grandfather and asked: 'Which wolf is stronger, Grandpa?'
The elder answered: 'It depends on which one I feed.'

The Dhamma is universal :)

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bodom
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Re: Two Wolves

Post by bodom » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:05 pm

:thumbsup:

Native American wisdom definitely cool.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Two Wolves

Post by lovemygreys » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:18 pm

Nice :) Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Two Wolves

Post by SamKR » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:47 pm

Nice! :twothumbsup:
Thanks.

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Re: Two Wolves

Post by Vepacitta » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Nice one!
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Re: Two Wolves

Post by Annapurna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:37 pm

Nice !

Truth is universal, yes.

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