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    Judgement means a stale state of mind. And mind always wants
    judgement,because to be in a process is always hazardous and uncomfortable.
    Be very very courageous, don't stop growing, live in
    the moment, simply stay in the flow of life.

    This story happened in the days of Lao Tzu in China, and Lao Tzu
    loved it very much:

    There was an old man in a village, very poor, but even kings were
    jealous of him because he had a beautiful white horse. Kings offerred
    fabulous prizes for the horse, but the man would say, "This horse is
    not a horse to me, he is a person. And how can you sell a person, a
    friend?" The man was poor, but he never sold the horse.

    One morning he found that the horse was not in the stable. The whole
    village gathered and said, "You foolish old man! We knew that someday
    the horse would be stolen. It would have been better to sell it. What
    a misfortune!"

    The old man said, "Don't go so far as to say that. Simply say that
    the horse is not in the stable. This is the fact; everything else is
    Whether it is a misfortune or a blessing I don't know, because this
    is just a fragment. Who knows what is going to follow it?"

    People laughed at the old man. They had always known he was a little
    crazy. But after fifteen days, suddenly one night the horse returned.
    He had not been stolen, he had escaped into the wild. And not only
    that he had brought a dozen wild horses with him.

    Again the people gathered and they said, "Old man, you were right.
    This was not a misfortune, it has indeed proved to be a blessing."

    The old man said, "Again you are going too far. Just say that the
    horse is back...who knows whether it is a blessing or not?" It is
    only a fragment.
    You read a single word in a sentence - how can you judge the whole

    This time the people could not say much, but inside they knew that he
    was wrong. Twelve beautiful horses had come.

    The old man had an only son who started to train the horses. Just a
    week later he fell from a horse and his legs were broken. The people
    gathered again and again they judged. They said, " Again you proved
    right! It was a misfortune. your only son has lost the use of his
    legs, and in your old age he was your only support. Now you are
    poorer than ever."

    The old man said, "You are obsessed with judgement. Don't go that
    far. Say only that my son had broken his legs. Life comes in
    fragments and more is never given to you."

    It happened that after a few weeks the country went to war, and all
    the young men of the town were forcibly taken for the military. Only
    the old man's son was left because he was crippled. The whole town
    was crying and weeping, because it was a losing fight and they knew
    that most of the young people would never come back. They came to the
    old man and they said, " You were right, old man - this has proved a
    blessing. maybe your son is crippled, but he is still with you. Our
    sons are gone forever."

    The old man said again, " You go on and on judging. Nobody knows!
    Only say this, that your sons have been forced to enter the army and
    my son has not been forced. But only God, the total, knows whether it
    is a blessing or a misfortune."

    Judge not, otherwise you will never become one with the total. With
    fragments you will be obsessed, with small things you will jump to
    conclusions. Once you judge you have stopped growing. Judgement means
    a stale state of mind. And mind always wants judgement, because to be
    in a process is always hazardous and uncomfortable.

    In fact the journey never ends. One path ends, another begins: one
    door closes, another opens. You reach a peak; a higher peak is always
    there. Only those who are so courageous
    that they dont bother about the goal but are content with the
    journey, content to just live in the moment and grwo into it, only
    those are able to walk in the total.