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Saturday Sep 24, 2005

The Answer

The master and his student, dressed in well-worn saffron colored robes, were walking along a dirt road one late afternoon toward the next village on their journey toward enlightenment.

They decided to stop and rest in the shade for a while. The student, deeply troubled by all the pain and suffering he had witnessed in every village and city they had visited over the past year, asked his teacher: “Master, how do you explain this world?” 

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Thursday Jan 15, 2004

The Answer

The master and his student, dressed in well-worn saffron colored robes, were walking along a dirt road one late afternoon toward the next village. They decided to stop and rest in the shade for a while. The student, deeply troubled by all the pain and suffering in every village and city they had visited over the past year, asked his teacher: “Master, how do you explain this world?”

The master, without hesitation, replied: “What do you expect from so much karmic residue?”

For many moments, the student thought: Why such a callous answer?

As they continued on their journey in silence, the student suddenly realized the beauty of the master’s insight, and in that instant decided he would begin doing his part to clean up the residue by making someone laugh in the next village.