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A new young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up. In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son." So, he goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscript is held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes downstairs to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall, and wailing, "We forgot the "R", we forgot the "R".

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.

The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"

With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, "The word is celebrate."

The word is CELEBRATE, not celibate."

Spiritual message: God is the unmanifest centre of all that is manifest! You cannot reject the physical world without rejecting its very core – spirit. And if you embrace everything around you as the divine choosing to experience Itself- you enter into true worship.. into sacred and joyous living.. into your life’s’ wholesome reason to be! And in this all encompassing devotion- as you hold nothing separate from you... you abide in the joyful gnosis that you only choose what spirit wills to experience through you! You are only the chalice towards divine fulfillment. How can you not overflow with this?