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The Four Monks

A tale on the Monkey mind, a Buddhist term used for the wanderings of the mind within meditation.

Four Monks

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Four monks decided to meditate silently without speaking for two weeks. By nightfall on the first day, the candle began to flicker and then went out. The first monk said, “Oh, no! The candle is out.” The second monk said, “Aren’t we not suppose to talk?” The third monk said, “Why must you two break the silence?” The fourth monk laughed and said, “Ha! I’m the only one who didn’t speak

Author: Unknown

Moral of the story

We all have a mind similar to that of a monkey jumping from branch to branch, always moving hear and there. This is known in Buddhism as the Monkey Mind, most of us never really noticing what we are thinking and act in a similar way to the Four monks practicing their meditation, each thought having actions and every action is the karmic reaction of that thought.

Training our minds in meditation not only calms our minds making us less stressed, anxious or depressed but helps us see clearly first hand our own monkey minds in action.

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By 4enlightenment

I’m a real life Monk searching for Spiritual Enlightenment, I’m no longer affiliated to A Monastery, Religion, Tribe or Society and along with my adopted mischievous dog Marley Moo we wander Europe full time writing inspirational moral stories on the practice of meditation and mindfulness. We continually seek spiritual awakening.

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