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Daily Wisdom for October 9

by Lydia Anderson
October 9, 2013
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 12:00 -- landerson

“How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?”
“By not halting, friend, and by not straining I crossed the flood.”
“But how is it, dear sir, that by not halting and by not straining you crossed the flood?”
“When I came to a standstill, friend, then I sank; but when I struggled, then I got swept away. It is in this way, friend, that by not halting and by not straining I crossed the flood.”
—Buddha in The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

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