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A random short story for you to ponder.
Posted on Aug.17.2009 @ 07:39PM EDT by chontri
O monks, even if you have insight that is pure and clear but you cling to it, fondle it and treasure it, depend on it and are attached to it, then you do not understand that the teaching is like a raft that carries you across the water to the other shore but is then to be put down and not clung to.
From "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha Edited by Anne Bancroft