(Mouths flapping during my kids’ Buddhist Class last Sunday; limevelyn )
Four monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden, the prayer flag on the roof started flapping.
The youngest monk came out of his meditation and said: “Flag is flapping.”
A more experienced monk said: “Wind is flapping.”
A third monk who had been there for more than 20 years said: “Mind is flapping.”
The fourth monk who was the eldest said, visibly annoyed: “Mouths are flapping!” Your Interpretation Please Apparently, the above is a classic Buddhist story. I found myself laughing when I first read it some days ago.
And then I stopped.
I started to wonder if there is a lesson or lessons around it. What do you think? Link Love On the topic of monks, a site known as UrbanMonk has been creating waves on the web for its deeply insightful articles into human behavior, emotions and blocks. Albert, the site owner, is not a real monk by the way but writes with much wisdom. I highly recommend checking out his blog if you haven’t already done so!!!