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Saturday, February 22, 2014


The Master once told the story of a priceless antique bowl that fetched a fortune at a public auction. It had been used by a tramp who ended his days in poverty, quite unaware of the value of the bowl with which he begged for pennies.

When a disciple asked the Master what the bowl stood for, the Master said, “your self!”

Asked to elaborate, he said, “All your attention is focused on the penny-knowledge you collect from books and teachers. You would do better to pay attention to the bowl in which you hold it.”

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