Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he was very
sad and asked for a solution.
The old Master instructed the unhappy
young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to
drink it. "How does it taste?" the Master asked. "Awful," spat the
The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take
another handful of salt and put it in the lake.
The two walked in
silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful
of salt into the lake, the old man said, "Now drink from the lake."
the water dripped down the young man's chin, the Master asked, "How
does it taste?" "Good!" remarked the apprentice. "Do you taste the
salt?" asked the Master.
"No," said the young man.
The Master sat beside this
troubled young man, took his hands, and said, "The pain of life is pure
salt; no more, no less.
The amount of pain in life remains the same,
exactly the same.
But the amount we taste the 'pain' depends on the
container we put it into.
So when you are in pain, the only thing you
can do is to enlarge your sense of things ..... Stop being a glass.
Become a lake!"
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