Cracker Barrel: 'The Hapless Monk'
Last week, while browsing through some books I hadn’t read in quite some time, I came upon a delightful story known as “The Tale of the Hapless Monk.”
Used by Buddhists as a traditional teaching tale, reminiscent of the wisdom of Aesop’s “Fables,” the aim of the story is to show how intoxicants cause heedlessness. It’s as old as the hills — but as fresh and fascinating as the sunrise.
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