Once upon a time in a small village in Tibet there lived a lama called Geshe Ben. He looked after a small shrine and the people living nearby. The people of the area worked hard and lived a simple life, and the temple was modest and unpretentious.

A wealthy merchant in a nearby town heard people praise Geshe Ben for his knowledge and wisdom. The merchant sent a messenger to the lama asking if he could visit him and benefit from his teachings. Geshe Ben was surprised and pleased that such a visitor should come to his remote temple and hermitage. Thoughts occurred to him that the merchant might ...


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