Because To Save Is My Nature

One freezing evening, I walk back home through the University’s Union Hall. Then, I saw this.

I walked and passed it. A few steps, I went back.

I remember a story I read earlier.

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Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was again stung.

The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it’s nature is to sting?”

“Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.”

Source: Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors

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So why not? Plus, I got an irresistible rainbow-swirl lollipop given by the previous owner🙂

©mhsantosa (2012)
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