“The Prophet – I” / A Memorable Fancy #102

The prophet tries to recall the source of his inspiration so many years ago. He mumbles the same old words when the Movement asks him to. But now, the words don’t seem so urgent. What does his teaching really mean? He doesn’t remember. His followers treat him as a beautiful relic whose wisdom is often quoted and ignored. He is local color, a living treasure, a brief stop for tour buses.

Tourists take his picture. The Movement provides a pleasant room where his every word is monitored, at first to record his further revelations, later for divergence from official doctrine.

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  1. I truly appreciate all of the grueling work that you
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  2. Your words made me remember Chogye Trichen Rimpoche of the Sakya school of Vajrayani Buddhism who passed away two years back — i met him in 2005. He spoke of pride being in way of true enlightenment but when i asked him how can you realize your dreams without pride he said that it’s true, one can’t; one needs that emotion to achieve one’s dreams. i liked his honesty. i had been asked to write about him and i wrote this experience. later i heard they had cut out the piece and put it up in the monastery.

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