Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning.
One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process, he was stung.
He went back to washing his bowl. Again, the scorpion fell in.
The monk saved the scorpion and was, again, stung.
The other monk asked the first, "Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it's nature is to sting?"
"Because," The first monk replied, "to save it is my nature."
|Mandala by Toni Tona|