Inner flowering of a monk
Two monks crossing river
Buddhist story of Two monks and Women
This is one of the most famous and talked about buddhist stories for
generations after generations.
In old days man was close to nature and it was easy to become silent.
This story belongs to that time.
One day two buddhist monks were returning to their monastery silently.
Watching their thoughts, watching each step and witnessing everything.
A small river used to flow close to their monastery.
Walking slowly, meditatively they came across the river.
There was no boat men in the river.
Instead of boatmen, one beautiful young lady was waiting for the boat man to
cross the river.
The Sun was about to set and darkness was spreading its kingdom.
They waited for some time for the boat men and
eventually decided to cross the river on their own.
One monk who was Young carried the lady on his shoulder
and three of them crossed the river.
On other side of river, lady thanked the monks and
went on her way and two monk started moving towards their monastery
Meditation the very breath of their all actions.
After some time Old monk broke the silence "I will tell everything to
The Young Monk asked surprisingly "what will you tell to master"
Old Monk said " you are spoiled , you have carried the woman on your
shoulders, its sin to touch a woman for a monk"
Young Monk replied "I had dropped the woman at river bank only.''
But you are still carrying her in your head"
Some one throws garbage in our house we get angry,
but if some one throws garbage in our mind then we don't mind.
TV, newspaper, gossips are all garbage.
Meditation is the cleanser which cleans all these garbage.