Chuang Tzu Story - Three in the Morning

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    What is this three in the morning?

    It is about a monkey trainer
    Who went to his monkeys and told them:
    “As regards your chestnuts,
    you are going to have three measures in the morning,
    and for in the afternoon.”

    On hearing this all the monkeys became angry.
    So the keeper said:
    “All right then,
    I will change it
    To four measures in the morning
    and three in the afternoon.”
    The animals were satisfied with this arrangement.

    The two arrangements were the same –
    The number of chestnuts did not change,
    But in one case the monkeys were displeased,
    and in the other case they were satisfied.

    The keeper was willing
    To change his personal arrangement
    In order to meet objective conditions.
    He lost nothing by it.

    The truly wise man,
    Considers both sides of the question
    Without patiality,
    Sees them both in the light of Tao.
    This is called following two courses at once

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