By Paulo Coelho
A student who had recently arrived at the monastery, went to master Nokami and asked him how he should prepare for the exercise of meditation.
“Do not be afraid to ask” – was the reply.
“And how can I learn to ask?”
“A master is like a bell. If you strike it lightly, all you will heard is a gentle vibration. But if you bang it freely, it will resonate loudly and shake you to the depths of your soul. Ask with courage, and only stop when you obtain the answer you sought.”
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