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Three Stories On Ancient Wisdom
By KojiHiro K. Yamamoto
Story #l  comes from either Japan or China.  There was a man who had a horse.  One day the horse ran away and the man was so disappointed.  A few days later the horse came back with another Great horse.    The End.
Wisdom teaching is very simple.  Whatever looks good or bad you cannot discriminate against what you think you see.  We have to just surrender with divine grace.  Whatever is happening in you and around you is just the tip of the iceberg.  The only thing you can do is just surrender and command for the best outcome.  Japanese people use this principle in their business and personal life.
Story #2 is an ancient story of a father and son.  The neighbor said to the father, “You have a great son.”  The father said, “Thank you.”  One day the son was riding a horse and fell off breaking his leg.  The neighbor said, “I’m sorry your son got hurt.”  The father said, “Thank you for your concern.”  Soon a war began and all young people were drafted for the war.  However because the young son broke his leg, he could not go. Neighbor said, “Good thing your son cannot go.”  The father said, “Yes.”  The End.
Wisdom teaching:  We can never judge what is happening.  We must trust and surrender.
Story #3 is about old wisdom that I learned from one of my spiritual teachers:  This is a story of a spiritual teacher and his student.  There was a young man who studied under a master teacher.  Everyone knew that this master teacher was the best.  The student wanted to see how great the teacher was by giving him a test.  He thought and decided he will hold a little small bird in one hand to see if the master teacher would give him the correct answer.  He asked, “Master can you tell me which hand I hold a small bird?”  The master replied, “The answer is in your hand.  The End.
Wisdom teaching:  The bottom line is that we are always looking for the answers outside of ourselves.  However, if you go inside, all the necessary answers are always inside of you.  May I also say to you that we have to find the right tools, teaching and wisdom that suits individual needs.  You have to keep seeking what’s right for you.  When you find the right teaching, you must go deeper and deeper.  The next time you need a solution to a problem in your life, instead of looking outside for the solution, go inside. All the wisdom is inside of you.   The End.
KojiHiro Kokichi Yamamoto


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