The Korea TangSooDo MooDukKwan Society philosophy lesson of the day
Pig or Angel?
There was a monk who one day found himself in the presence of the King, who was not a very kind person.
During their conversation, for no apparent reason, the King said to the monk, “you know, you look just like a pig.”
To this the monk calmly replied, “and you, Your Majesty, look just like an angel.”
A bit bewildered, the King demanded, “how could you tell me I look like an angel when I just said you look like a pig?”
The monk responded, “when a pig looks, it sees pigs. When an angel looks, it sees angels.”
Ask yourself: How does this apply to my own beliefs about who I am and how I see others?
This lesson teaches us to look for the good in others so that we may see the good in ourselves.
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