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Being Buddha at Work by BJ Gallagher, Franz Metcalf

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images Dealing with Change

Riding the Waves of Impermanence

 

Why Do So Many People Resist Change, Even Change for the Good?

There is a wonderful little story about two monks who lived together in a monastery for many years; they were great friends. Then they died within a few months of one another. One of them got reborn in the heaven realms, the other monk got reborn as a worm in a dung pile. The one up in the heaven realms was having a wonderful time, enjoying all the heavenly pleasures. But he started thinking about his friend, “I wonder where my old mate has gone?” So he scanned all of the heaven realms, but could not find a trace of his friend. ...

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