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There was a harp-playing monk named Sona who practiced asceticism to become enlightened. Buddha asked Sona, if you make the string on your harp very tight, does it play well. Sona said no. Buddha asked, if you make the strings on the harp very loose, does it play well. Sona said no. Buddha then told Sona that it is only when the strings are tightened the right amount, does the harp make music.

This is the Middle Way. You must try to find the place in the middle which makes harmonious music in your life. Life is non-dualistic and “reality is between the dualities”. This is the key to enlightenment and happiness.

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