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What Happened to the Shawl? Buddhist parable

What Happened to the Shawl? Buddhist parable – A monk approaches Buddha in need of a new shawl. Before he gives it to him Buddha delves deep into the situation of what happened to the old shawl. A story of reduce, reuse, recycle.

Sample Text from What Happened to the Shawl? Buddhist parable

One day, the great Buddha was taking a walk around the monastery.
He was approached by a monk who wanted a new woolen shawl.

The Buddha asked him, “What has happened to your old shawl?”
“It had become very old and worn out. So I am using it as a bedsheet,” replied the monk.

The Buddha asked again, “But what happened to your old bedsheet?”
“Master, that bed sheet got old with use. It was worn and torn. So I cut it up and made a pillow cover out of it,” replied the monk.

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