The journey of two people
in search of love and enlightenment
by Joost Boekhoven
A shy girl and a perfect monk are both in search of the ultimate spiritual truth.
But first they need to find themselves - and each other.
"I found it a very enlightening story. It reflects so many things
Dada Krpasundarananda, Monk
Summary of the previous chapters:
Autumn, Second Moon, 11th day
I woke up from hot, foul-smelling air that was blown into my face. I frowned. I opened my eyes.
A shock went through my body. Just above me, reflecting the light of the moon, I saw the sharp teeth of a vielfrass.
I was a man with considerable strength. But I knew that fighting a vielfrass with my bare hands was pointless.
The next thing I became aware of was the sound of a thump, and a startled yelp from the vielfrass. A second thump followed. The stinking breath disappeared. I opened my eyes slightly. I saw the stars. The teeth had gone.
Slowly I rolled over and saw the vielfrass running away, slightly limping and yelping with fear.
Then, in the light of the pale moon, I noticed the girl. She stood at a little distance, trembling, a big stone still in her hand.
I stayed up the rest of the night. I had to keep the fire going and make sure the vielfrass didn't come back. For a while I tried to do meditation but instead, against my habit, I thought about the future.
What plan of God's was unfolding now? I looked again and again at the girl's face, relaxed and trusting in her sleep.
God had sent her, that was clear. She had to rescue me from certain death. But what now? I didn't want her to stay around any longer than necessary, that was sure. Monks never had company. Certainly not girls.
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