Not Easy for Anybody

“What are you”?
“Where do you come from”?
“Do you meditate”?
“How long do you have to meditate for”?

Questions from a 13 year old while out shopping this afternoon, then came

“Is it hard being a monk”?
Thoughtful pause, “Well, being a monk means trying to be the best person you can be.
And that’s not easy for anybody”.
Long pause with thoughtful look.
“Now say thank you”, says mom.
Latter I gave him a wave, he waved back.

The answer came from one of the other monks I was out with. Good answer.

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