A novice

carrying a butter lamp

walks through the monastery

and is being asked

by a visitor,

" Son tell me

where this flame

comes from? "

The young monk

contemplates the flame,

blows it out and says,

" If you tell me where

it just went,

I will tell you

where it came from."

- the parable of the extinct flame

on page 130, from Tibet between Heaven and Earth

by Peter Grieder


  Above, Sunset  view from Mcleod Ganj,  over looking the Kangra Valley of Himachal  Pradesh, India. ( 3 .18 .99 )

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