Put it down

It is stated that a man asked one master (Ajahn Char) what he is teaching his students. Before answering the question, the master pointed at the big stone and told the man to lift it up. The man did so, and the master asked him if it is heavy. He answered, “Yes sir, it is heavy.” Then, the master told him to put it down (let it go) and asked him again if it is still heavy. He answered, “No sir, it is light now.” In line with this, the master answered his question, “This is only what I teach my students: if it is heavy, put it down.”

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