One Sentence Lesson for Muddy Road
Harboring negative thoughts are more dangerous than positive actions, regardless of whether the action rendered supposedly counter an explicitly defined rule. Although it was a rule for monks not to go near females, it was evident that the act of carrying the girl was noble and without any malice. He could have done the same thing whether the girl was lovely or not.
Reflections about Parables
Parables are learned to be short and simple stories which provide readers with a lesson or moral. From the parable of the muddy road, it could be deduced that the lesson is about harboring negative thoughts ...