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6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

Watch Yourself

A master acrobat would walk around while balancing in his head a bamboo pole where his pupil stood on. One day, the teacher said they should watch each other to help maintain concentration and balance. The pupil answered :" I think it would be better for each of us to watch ourself. To look after oneself means to look after both of us." 

Taking care of yourself is important in order to take care of others. 

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