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Bodhi’s Treasure By Randi & Bill Scheurer


Bodhi’s Treasure © 2011 Randi & Bill Scheurer


Many Centuries ago, high in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet‌


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Monks lived in a temple, working and praying for peace.


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People came to the temple, bringing gifts of food and treasures.


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The monks gave these to people in need, and kept some for themselves to use in the temple.


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The monks shared their temple home with special “Lion Dogs”…


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Who guarded the treasures.


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Sometimes the monks made paintings out of colored sands‌


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And swept them away when they were done.


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Over time, “Lions Dogs” left the temple as gifts to visitors. That’s the official story grownups tell.


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Others say they dug their way‌


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Through the center of the earth‌


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And went…


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To live with families‌


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In the four corners‌


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Of the world.


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I am the great, great, many times great‌


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Descendant of these “Lion Dog” puppies.


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My bark sounds like the big gong in the temple, and the old monks chanting deep in their throat.


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My family calls me “Bodhi” the enlightened one.


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I don’t know why?


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I take good care of my family’s treasures…


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And bury them in safe places.


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My family is often very careless with their

treasures‌


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I always try to find them‌


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And put them in my safe places.


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When they really desire to have them again‌


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I always give them back‌


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Never quite the same.


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And then they give me a hug‌


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And a treat.


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But sometimes‌


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I’m not sure why…


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All they can give me‌


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Is a wet bath‌


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To wash away

my “Bodhiness”…


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I guess they ran out of treats?


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The loss of some treasures‌


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Seems to upset them more than others‌


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And I feel their pain.


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These I put‌


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In my special place‌


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And wait out the storm‌


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Until they come and ask me for help.


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And when they find these treasures‌


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I know they will give me my greatest reward.


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