Bonus Story

There were several holy monks living together in a cloistered monastary. They spent many hours a day in deep meditation, often about things spiritual. One particular holy monk spent several hours in deep contemplation--so much so that he missed all his meals that day. The monk in charge broke his vow of silence that evening and called for the contemplative monk. He sat down with this monk who by now appeared ecstatic. He asked the monk what was so profound that caused him to miss all meals while meditating on the spiritual life.

 

The holy monk asked for permission to talk and said that he learned in meditation a profound truth. The prior asked what it was. The holy monk replied, "I learned that the spiritual life was spiritual."

 

Often the most profound is the most simple.

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