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.
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.
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? ‘
The master replied: “The nature of the scorpion is to sting and it is not going to change mine which is to help. ”
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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