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The donkey rushed back to the monastery, panting and angry, and said to the monk: “Turns out to be a sinister man. When they first came down from the mountain, they worshiped me, but today they attack me with sticks.”

Why do people worship a donkey?

There is a story about a donkey in a mountain monastery. It works hard with the mill every day. Over time, the donkey grew tired of this boring life. He thought how wonderful it would be to be able to go out and see the world without having to work hard.

Not long after, the opportunity also came to the donkey. One day the monk in the temple led the donkey down the mountain to carry the goods. Inwardly, he was very excited. At the foot of the mountain, the monk put something on the back of the donkey and led it back to the monastery.

Unexpectedly, passersby, when they saw the donkey, knelt down on both sides of the road to worship.

At first, the donkey was confused, wondering why everyone was bowing to him, and hastily dodged.

But along the way, the donkey couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride. He thinks people worship him too much. So when it sees someone about to pass, it will proudly stand in the middle of the road for others to admire and worship.

Back at the monastery, the donkey thought he had a noble position and was unwilling to pull the mill in the barn. Now what it expects is just admiration from everyone. It wants to go down the mountain to be worshiped.

The monk knew this, he had no choice but to let it down the mountain.

The donkey had just come down the mountain when he saw a group of people beating gongs and drums coming towards him from afar. It must have been a welcome party that the people had prepared for him – thought the donkey. But surprisingly, people used sticks to chase the donkey because it was in their way.

The donkey rushed back to the monastery, panting and angry, and said to the monk: “Turns out to be a sinister man. When they first came down from the mountain, they worshiped me, but today they attack me with sticks.”

The monk sighed: “What a stupid ass! On that day people knelt down to worship the Buddha image on your back, not your donkey!”

Buddha’s profound teachings on humility

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Being a person should be humble

The greatest misfortune in life is not knowing who you are, where you are. Remember that when you leave your position, you are nothing. We have the habit of looking in the mirror every day, but when we look in the mirror, have we ever asked ourselves: “Do I know who I am?”

If you are a rich person, others only worship your wealth. If you have power, others only worship your power. They don’t worship or love you. But this is easy to misunderstand.

Or even if what you have is beauty, what other people worship is just the beauty you have for a while and not you, you mistakenly think that others worship you. When wealth, power, and beauty have run out of value, you will obviously be abandoned…

Humility is the virtue of great wisdom

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Be a person with character

A person’s ability or talent is very important, but there is something more important than personality.

Personality is the certificate of the highest and most genuine human education. It is the basis for expressing competence, a rare personal brand in today’s society.

Be a person before and after, live honestly. Being a human is not simply showing one’s own intelligence, but it is important to reflect the serious cultivation of each individual.

A person, no matter how smart, capable, or from where he comes from, if he doesn’t know how to be a person, has a bad temper, his career and interpersonal relationships will be greatly affected. .

Confucius taught: “If you want to be both talented and talented, you should put virtue first.” “Dao is like a source of water, and talent is like a wave.”

Lincoln also said that personality is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow. We often think about the shadow of a tree, but we don’t know that the tree is the root.

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