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Blogging Anecdotes of Oyasama 171

171. The Mountain of Treasure (takara no yama)

Oyasama taught:

“Over a large river, there is a bridge which has no supports. If you cross over this bridge, you will be able to climb a mountain of treasure and receive something marvelous. However, along the way, because the bridge has no supports, it will sway. If you turn back because it sways, you will not receive the treasure. However, if you earnestly strive and cross the bridge without falling, there will be before you a mountain of treasure. If you go to the summit you will receive something marvelous. But since one turns back because of dangers on the way, one does not receive the treasure.”

Anecdotes of Oyasama, pp. 137–138

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