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How to deal with those who have done you wrong

I was just listening to a speech by a Buddhist monk in his little temple there. It turns out that recently one of the statues was stolen, an important statue needed to do his ceremonies. The monk had to hurriedly find a replacement for it so that he could do his job.

For someone to steal that particular statue, that had to have known of its importance. The monk said it was regrettable that it happened, but that he hoped the thief was treating the statue well.

The monk just accepted the situation as unfortunate, and even hoped for the best for someone who had done him wrong.

The next time someone does me wrong, I hope to remember this little anecdote so I can hope for the best for them.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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