Oct 13, 2015

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Lesson 5: To Die of Thirst on the Shore of a Lake (Chết khát bên cạnh hồ nước mát)

Contemplation on “Fourteen Grievous Failures of a Buddhist Practitioner” Lesson 5: To Die of Thirst on the Shore of a Lake Imagine a man who was lost in a desert, burnt by scorching sunlight, parched with thirst and hardly able to drag his legs on the burning sand. His utmost dream is to drink water, as much as possible. Suddenly, he had a vision of a lake, which urged him to crawl into with the very last strength of a dying man. Astonishingly, that man after arriving in the lake had not drink any drop of water and consequently died of thirst after a few minutes. A group of explorers, upon observing him through binoculars, could not avoid being shocked at his queer action. Many had reproached him for being the most stupid man on earth since they had just finished drinking the lake water and filled up all the tanks

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