A long time ago there was a young monk living in a small monastery in the forrest. One day while he was meditating he saw a hurt deer run into the clearing and lay down in the grass. Shortly after a Tiger bounded into the same clearing. The Young Monk could see in the deer’s eyes that the deer was ready to except his fait. But the tiger stayed beside the deer and watched over him. Soon the deer was able to stand and run away.
Later as the Monk was preparing his evening meal by the fire he saw a ember float in the air landing on a neighbor’s hut, he watched as the ember began to burn and smolder, he watched the fire get bigger until it had completely burned the hut to the ground. The Young Monk was asked why he let the hut burn by the Abbot of the monastery? The Young monk relaid the story of the deer and tiger. That like the deer he would except what would happen. The Abbott replied Wisdom comes when you know when to be the deer and when to be the tiger…
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