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The Master and the Three Questions

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Does life have a beginning and an end?

Does life have a beginning and an end?

The master's mentors left him with questions to ponder.

"Master," a student asked one day.


"Yes," the Master had responded.


"I have thought about the question you asked me yesterday. What things around me made me stop and wonder. I came to a simple answer, the things that make me think. But then I wondered what makes you stop, what makes you wonder?"


Master had often pondered three different questions. Each of the questions asked by one of the Master's early mentors. The Master's first mentor had asked the first question. Does life have a beginning and an end?


Master had thought long and hard about this question over the years. There was no simple answer for every life begins and then beginning, and the end is foreseen. But that does not mean that life ends for the energy they emotion within the soul that person continues in the universe. Does a corporal body begin and end? That was a straightforward answer the master answers that one quickly. Yes, corporal bodies have beginnings and ends. But then the Master dived a little deeper if within years the Cpl. The body exists, and the person moves closer to enlightenment. Did the previous lifespan? Or is it simply an infinite series of new beginnings? Each year, the Master would pick one student and ask them that his first mentor had asked him if life has a beginning and an end?


Life was the component the Master thought long and hard. What was a life? In the end, the Master came to realize that life was simply the container. The beginning of that life and the end of that life only dealt with the human body. So no, life does not have a beginning or an end, he thought.

 If you know the tree this branch came from, the mentor asked can you replace this branch on the tree?

If you know the tree this branch came from, the mentor asked can you replace this branch on the tree?

How can 3 rivers flow together, but end up in different places?

The Master's second mentor was a gardener. Who often took cuttings from plants and trees and grew new plants and trees. One day while the Master was walking with his mentor in the woods, the mentor picked up a branch and handed it to the Master. If you know the tree this branch came from, the mentor asked can you replace this branch on the tree?

Master had pondered this question from the second essential many, Did a branch exist separate of a tree simply because it was no longer directly connected? Or was the branch still part of the tree? The branch and falling would begin to rot, and rotting wood feet the soil around the tree. If the branch sacrifice itself good of the tree? If he had been able to return at the branch-specific tree from which it fell when handed that branch many years ago, could he reconnect that branch? With that branch once against the tree grow again? Or was the branch no longer part of the treaty separate? Did the branch now exist as a separate entity? Or was it part of the large tree still? The Master decided for himself that it was now a new entity. He added this question to his list. He would pick another student – and ask the second student the question, can you replace this branch on a tree as before?

There was much here to consider. Was the entity the tree or the forest? In placing the branch back where it had begun, did the branch return to its place? Or was the branch now separate but not a tree anymore? The Master realized that the tree was an entity, but so were each of the branches. In falling from the tree, the branch did not end its journey but begin a new one.

It had been many years since the first mentor asked his question. And many years more since the second mentor they had asked her question. Now the Master's third mentor had pondered and asked the question of the Master. The third mentor's question was barely interesting. Within a river, there was another river. Within that second river, there was the third river. They flow together, but and in a different place. How is that?

The Master had pondered this question for the last month since it was intriguing and perplexing. The Master sat and thought, how could three different rivers together end up in different places? One evening, the Master tackled this latest question from his mentor. He sat quietly in his room, thinking. How could three rivers in the same physical place end up in different places? How is that possible? It would seem that the rivers would have to end up in the same place, for they were physically in the same place to begin. The Master began to realize the three Rivers together in the body. They are the unconscious, the heart, and the mind. They all flow in the same place, but all end up different the Master knew that this question was another that he would ask the students this year of third student one not chosen for the other two questions. With that, the Master fell asleep.

Within a river, there was another river. Within that second river, there was the third river. They flow together, but and in a different place. How is that?

Within a river, there was another river. Within that second river, there was the third river. They flow together, but and in a different place. How is that?

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DocAndersen (author) from US on July 30, 2021:

Thank you very much! i try for interesting!

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on July 29, 2021:

Very interesting questions you have posed here and some equally interesting commentary on them.

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