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Thread: Looking for a specific book (A monk lost his legs and/or arms)

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    Looking for a specific book (A monk lost his legs and/or arms)

    Hello everyone,
    its been a long while ago I read a reference to a book, but I cannot find the reference anymore, not did google help (sigh),

    The story is about a guy ( I think it was a buddhist monk), who lost his legs (or arms or both, I think in war), and we suffered a lot, but one day he kind of decided to live his life just as it is, accepting and I think there was a phrase like "as if he was born like this", which turned his whole life to the better. it must be quite an old book and I know chances are low, but maybe if anyone can give me any pointer I would deeply appreciate it.

    Thank you for reading
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Dear Myoku,

    I wish you can find this book.


    and, at the same time who cares?


    please, find yourself.


    (that is not a Treelaf like answer...but you understand me...)

    all the best

    gassho

    T.
    Last edited by Taigu; 06-01-2014 at 10:10 PM.

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    Hi.

    Have done some digging but haven't struck gold in search of a book, but if you find it, let us know.

    Mtfbwy
    Fugen

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    Myoku,

    I also looked for awhile and came up empty, but if you think of any other details let us know. Sounds interesting!

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    I read this story as an example to make a point in a zen book but do not recall ever coming across a book just about this story.

    Gassho, Jishin
    "The Great Way is not difficult for those not attached to preferences. When neither love nor hate arises, all is clear and undisguised. Separate by the smallest amount, however, and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth." - Xin Xin Ming

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    Thank you everyone,

    and yes Taigu, I understand, its up to me, of course, thank you!

    Jishin, yes, I read it in a book, the story and I'm sure it contained a reference to a book,
    but of course to be sure not needs to mean my mind is reliable about it

    Gassho
    Myoku

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