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

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

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