"The Enlightened Being"
(A Zen Parable)

5-28-03 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #242
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Pastor Daniel

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Story of the Week
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“The Enlightened Being”
(A Zen Parable)

        One of master Gasan's monks visited the university in Tokyo. When he returned, he asked the master if he had ever read the Christian Bible.

        "No," Gasan replied, "Please read some of it to me."

        The monk opened the Bible to the Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew, and began reading. After reading Christ's words about the "lilies" in the field, he paused.

        Master Gasan was silent for a long time. "Yes," he finally said, "Whoever uttered these words is an enlightened being. What you have read to me is the essence of everything I have been trying to teach you here!"

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Help me to discern Your Truth from within whatever vehicle You choose to deliver it to me.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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