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Lola instructions are to herd, yet her humons often don’t follow. (Photo by me)

Buddhism Day by Day: Follow Instructions & Climb up

“Suppose that a person standing at the foot of a tall embankment and is unable to ascend. And suppose that there is someone on top of the embankment who lowers a rope and says, ‘If you take hold of this rope. I will pull you up to the top of the embankment.’ If the person at the bottom begins to doubt that the other has the strength to pull them up, or wonders if the rope is not to weak and therefore they refuses to put forth their hand and grasp it, then how are they ever going to get to the top go the embankment? But if they follow the instructions, out out their hand, and takes hold of the rope, then they can climb up.”

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote

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