Complaining he had to many difficulties to be able to discover real freedom, a monk told his teacher “My back hurts, the monastery is either too cold or too hot, the food doesn’t taste good, and my work as the chief dish washer is very unpleasant.”

The teacher replied, “If you’re free only when you are comfortable, then you are not really free.”

~ Third essay titled “Being Free” within the beautiful by Gil Fronsdale “A Monastery Within” ORDER IT HERE.