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There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.

posted Oct 17, 2012, 5:56 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 2:24 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

There was once a man who had a long beard.  He kept his beard long because he thought it made him look wise.  One day, he was reading a newspaper and came across an article that said men with long beards were fools.  This bothered him, because he thought people will now think of him as foolish.  So he decided to get rid of beard.  He gathered his beard in his hands and held the tip of it to the candle flames.  The beard quickly caught fire and started to burn.  He ran around the room screaming looking for water to put out the flames.  His family and neighbors came running.   They were aghast at his burned face and asked him what happened.

He looked foolishly at them and said, I read that men with long beards were fools and I acted like one.

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