A Secret Book

A secret book

Once upon a time a man had a book that was treasured as an heirloom in his family which had been passed on for generations. The book held the secret of enjoying eternal happiness, and the secret was to possess nothing; we can enjoy everlasting happiness only when we possess nothing.

His family, from generation to generation, always tried to live as simply as possible to live up to what the book said, but no one in the family lived an eternal life. Why do you think no one in the family could make the secret come true?

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The key mistake they made was to keep the secret book with them to the end without discarding it. What they got from the great book handed down generation after generation was not eternal happiness but only a needy life after all. Which is to blame for it, the family or the book?

When everything is empty, there are no exceptions.

©Boo Ahm
All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway http://ow.ly/i/wqSnY

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