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Lyn Buchanan's CRV

The Young Monk and the Old Monk

The Analogy:

Two monks, a novitiate and his teacher, were walking back to the monastery from a day of seeking alms in the marketplace. The monks had taken many vows, two of which were to speak to each other as little as possible, except at breakfast, when they could converse freely, and to never, under any circumstances, touch a woman.

They came upon a woman who was crying on a riverbank. Her small boat had just sunk, and there was no way for her to get across. The monks knew of a shallow place, but she was too afraid of the water to cross, even with their guidance.

The teacher picked the woman up and carried her through the water to the other side. The novitiate was astonished at the actions of the elder, but true to his vows, said nothing. The two then returned to the monastery for evening chores, worship, and bed.

At breakfast the next morning, as soon as they were allowed to speak, the novitiate challenged his teacher.

"You picked up and carried a woman!" he said, in disbelief.

"Yes," the elder said, "and then I sat her down. But you, young student, have carried her in your mind all night."

The Meaning of the Analogy:

When you perform a session of remote viewing, you will be presented with situations for which there is no preparation. Not all targets are pleasant or benign. Some sessions involve aspects of the world which may go against your morality, your sense of dignity, your definitions of right and wrong, and your expectations.

Because of this, there are many times when you come to the end of a session and just can't let go of it. You write "session end" , but continue to think of the target and of the things you got about it in session. You make logical connections. "Ah!" , you say, "I'll bet that the red thing was a part of that big round thing. I'll bet the whole thing was _____!" You redefine perceptions according to logic, and now everything begins to make sense. As you continue doing this, you become more and more convinced that the target was such and such, and that someone needs to know this new information you have come up with. It seems so important, now. Someone needs to act on it quickly.

As hard as it is for the beginning viewer to understand, the world and all of creation does not revolve around the information gained in any one session. It especially does not revolve around the logical conclusions you draw after the session is over.

One of the hardest lessons a beginning viewer has to learn is how to end a session. When you write, "Session end" , you have to mean it. Don't carry that target with you into the next night, the next day, and especially, the next session or target.