Kusalo’s Old Lady
Ajahn Kusalo is a Buddhist monk in the “Thai Forrest” Theravadan tradition, and what a joy I found it to be in his company, to listen to him. A quiet laughter punctuates his speech and thoughts. He told a story I thought worth repeating…
Kusalo is from the antipodes, and his aged mother is in a Senior’s Home in Australia. A while ago, during the general election, a candidate came to the Home soliciting the elderly resident’s votes. He was talking to Kusalo’s mum and another old lady and he perceived that old lady didn’t seem to understand what he was doing there. “Do you know who I am?” he asked.
She reached out a hand to touch his arm in reassurance. “No, Dear,” she said, “but if you ask at the reception, they may be able to help you.”
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