Monk and Rich man

by Michelle Fortes

​Here is an interesting story:

There was a young monk who was begging from house to house.  There came a Rich Person who was super arrogant and egoist.  The rich man started giving bad words and abusing the monk for no reasons.  The monk was still cool, calm and composed.  The rich man got wilder because he thought that the monk will lose his temper.  So he started to shout more and give more bad words.  Still there was no reaction from the monk.  The rich man called him close and then pushed him into the mud.  The monk fell and all his belongings scattered.  But still the monk did not say anything and was very cool.  This perplexed the Rich Man so he called him and asked the secret of the monk’s coolness.

The monk did not reply directly, but asked the rich man who was sitting on the horse.  Sir, whose horse is it?

Rich Man: Mine obviously

Monk: If you give me this horse whose will it become?

Rich Man: I do not want to give you the horse but if I give you the horse it will belong to you.

Monk: Good, you want to give but I do not accept the horse, then whose will it become?

Rich Man: If you do not accept the horse it will be mine, obviously.

Monk: You gave me so many Bad Words, I did not accept any.  So all of it is yours!

What a wonderful message is there in this story. You control 100% of all your emotions, so next time you choose what emotions you would like to have.  Your Nature is not built in a day, so every incident will shape your life up.

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