26 January, 2012

A Monk Carrying a Lovely Girl

Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.

Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

“Come on, girl” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”

“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”


  1. the lesson of the story that we should not remember after doing charity/ good thing.the monk helping the little girl was a charity/ helping the needy, but it should be delated from the mind

  2. The lesson of the story is that as a sadhak you do not attach yourself with anyone or anything. The girl needed help, you helped and after you reached your destination you did not think about it. You did your part and moved on. The following is a great place to get more on similar stories http://www.jkyog.org/gift-shop/yoga