The Endless River

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“A Buddhist metaphor states, doctrine is like a raft for crossing a river. When you have reached the opposite shore, you do not carry the raft on your back, but leave it behind.”

I saw the young ones pass me by, with such toil and fear in their eyes, as they dragged their heavy rafts upon their broken backs for years and years. They where told that they would be granted safe passage through the turbulent waters and brought up to the infinite shores of divinity. So they just kept walking, never realizing they had already arrived. They struggled and suffered, dragging the weights and burdens along their paths, as they grew to old and weak, not able to continue to carry the message, they asked the young ones to take over before they passed.

– Josh Fleming

Image by: Dawn

https://photobydawn.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/project-52-week-11-black-and-white/

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