There's one story about a monk who was begging and a woman who yelled at him, "You lazy monk, go do some work!" and poured a big bucket of water over his head. The monk got upset and angry. When he returned to the monastery, his teacher reminded him that in *takahatsu* everything, good or bad, should be accepted with equanimity. The monk, said the teacher, should have accepted the woman's anger as an offering.
To Practice This Thought:
This week don't let anything that happens outside of you determine whether you are grateful or mad, happy or sad.
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