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« Dear Mom | Main | Sexual Harassment »
Monday
Dec132004

The Secret 

The Secret

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> A man's car broke down as he was driving past a beautiful, old

>monastery.

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>He walked up the drive and knocked on the front door of the monastery. A

>monk answered, listened to the man's story and graciously invited him to

>spend the night.

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>The monks fed the man and led him to a tiny chamber in which to sleep.

>The man thanked the monks and slept serenely until he was awakened by a

>strange sound.

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>The next morning, as the monks repaired his car, he asked about the

>sound that woke him. The monks said, "We're sorry. We can't tell you about

>the sound. You're not a monk."

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>The man was disappointed, but eager to be gone, so he thanked the monks

>for their kindness and went on his way. During quiet moments afterward,

>the man pondered the source of the alluring sound.

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>Several years later, the man was driving in the same area. He stopped at

>the monastery on a whim and asked admittance. He explained to the monks

>that he had so enjoyed his previous stay, he wondered if he might be

>permitted to spend another night under their peaceful roof. The monks

>agreed and the man stayed.

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>Late that night, he heard the sound. The next morning, he begged the

>monks to explain the sound. The monks said, "We're sorry. We can't tell

>you about the sound. You're not a monk."

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>By now, the man's curiosity had turned to obsession. He decided to give

>up everything and become a monk if that was the only way to learn about

>the sound.

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>He informed the monks of his decision and began the long and arduous

>task of becoming a monk.

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> Seventeen years later, the man was finally established as a true member

>of the order. When the celebration ended, he humbly went to the leader of

>the order and asked to be told the source of the sound.

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>Silently, the old monk led the new monk to a huge wooden door.

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>He opened the door with a golden key.

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>That door swung open to reveal a second door of silver, then a third of

>gold and so on until they had passed through twelve doors, each more

>magnificent than the last.

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>The new monk's face was awash with tears of joy as he finally beheld the

>wondrous source of the mysterious sound he had heard so many years before.

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>But, I can't tell you what it was. You're not a monk

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