Lesson from the Scorpion

I found this beautiful life lesson:

scorpionA Zen Master saw a scorpion drowning and decided to take it out of the water. Whereupon the scorpion stung him.
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Because of the pain, the master dropped the animal which again fell into the water drowning. The master tried to save the animal and was stung again.
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A young disciple who was observing the Master approached him and said: “Excuse me, Master, but why you insist? Do you not understand that whenever you try to save the scorpion it will sting you? ‘
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The master replied: “The nature of the scorpion is to sting and it is not going to change mine which is to help. ”
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Then the teacher thinks and using a leaf, he takes the scorpion from the water and saves his life, and then turning to his young disciple, he continues:

* Do not change your nature if someone hurts you, just take precautions.

* Some pursue happiness, others create it

* Concern yourself more over your consciousness than your reputation. Because your consciousness is what you are, and your reputation is what others think of you.

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