¿Buena¿Buena SuerteSuerte, Mala, Mala SuerteSuerte??
Good Luck, Bad Luck?Good Luck, Bad Luck?
A Taoist/ Zen Buddhist Prove...
Había una vez un agricultor. Tenía unHabía una vez un agricultor. Tenía un
caballo. Un dia, el caballo se escapó y secabal...
There once was a farmer. One day theThere once was a farmer. One day the
farmer's only horse broke out of the corralfarmer...
Hace una semana, el caballo regresó, conHace una semana, el caballo regresó, con
diez mas caballos silvestres (wild). Losd...
About a week later, the horse returned,About a week later, the horse returned,
bringing with it a whole herd of wildbringi...
Hace pocos semanas, el hijo del agriculatorHace pocos semanas, el hijo del agriculator
se rompío la pierna cuando estabase...
A couple of weeks later, the farmer's son'sA couple of weeks later, the farmer's son's
leg was badly broken when he was th...
Al mismo tiempo, empezó unaAl mismo tiempo, empezó una
guerra (war).guerra (war).
Los generales llegaron a laLos generales...
At that same time in China, a war brokeAt that same time in China, a war broke
out between two rival warlords. Inout betwe...
Hace pocos dias, la fiebra del joven seHace pocos dias, la fiebra del joven se
desaparezcó. Los vecinos, cuandodesaparezcó...
A few days later, the son's fever broke.A few days later, the son's fever broke.
The neighbors, hearing of the son'sThe ne...
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  1. 1. ¿Buena¿Buena SuerteSuerte, Mala, Mala SuerteSuerte?? Good Luck, Bad Luck?Good Luck, Bad Luck? A Taoist/ Zen Buddhist ProverbA Taoist/ Zen Buddhist Proverb
  2. 2. Había una vez un agricultor. Tenía unHabía una vez un agricultor. Tenía un caballo. Un dia, el caballo se escapó y secaballo. Un dia, el caballo se escapó y se fue. Cuando escucharon las noticias, losfue. Cuando escucharon las noticias, los vecinos del agricultor llegaron a visitarlo.vecinos del agricultor llegaron a visitarlo. Dijeron:Dijeron: ¡Que mala suerte!¡Que mala suerte! El agricultor dijo:El agricultor dijo: Tal vez.Tal vez.
  3. 3. There once was a farmer. One day theThere once was a farmer. One day the farmer's only horse broke out of the corralfarmer's only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmer's neighbors, alland ran away. The farmer's neighbors, all hearing of the horse running away, camehearing of the horse running away, came to the farmer's house to view the corral.to the farmer's house to view the corral. As they stood there, the neighbors all said,As they stood there, the neighbors all said, "Oh what bad luck!" The farmer replied,"Oh what bad luck!" The farmer replied, "Perhaps.""Perhaps."
  4. 4. Hace una semana, el caballo regresó, conHace una semana, el caballo regresó, con diez mas caballos silvestres (wild). Losdiez mas caballos silvestres (wild). Los vecinos, cuando escucharon las noticias,vecinos, cuando escucharon las noticias, llegaron a ver todos los caballos. Dijeron:llegaron a ver todos los caballos. Dijeron: ¡Que buena suerte!¡Que buena suerte! El agricultor dijo:El agricultor dijo: Tal vez.Tal vez.
  5. 5. About a week later, the horse returned,About a week later, the horse returned, bringing with it a whole herd of wildbringing with it a whole herd of wild horses, which the farmer and his sonhorses, which the farmer and his son quickly corralled. The neighbors, hearingquickly corralled. The neighbors, hearing of the corralling of the horses, came to seeof the corralling of the horses, came to see for themselves. As they stood therefor themselves. As they stood there looking at the corral filled with horses, thelooking at the corral filled with horses, the neighbors said, "Oh what good luck!" Theneighbors said, "Oh what good luck!" The farmer replied, "Perhaps."farmer replied, "Perhaps."
  6. 6. Hace pocos semanas, el hijo del agriculatorHace pocos semanas, el hijo del agriculator se rompío la pierna cuando estabase rompío la pierna cuando estaba entrenando unos del los caballosentrenando unos del los caballos silvestres. Unos dias despues, la piernasilvestres. Unos dias despues, la pierna del hijo se infectó y el hijo tenia una fiebredel hijo se infectó y el hijo tenia una fiebre muy mal. Los vecinos llegaron a ver almuy mal. Los vecinos llegaron a ver al hijo. Dijieron:hijo. Dijieron: ¡Que mala suerte!¡Que mala suerte! El agricultor dijo:El agricultor dijo: Tal vez.Tal vez.
  7. 7. A couple of weeks later, the farmer's son'sA couple of weeks later, the farmer's son's leg was badly broken when he was thrownleg was badly broken when he was thrown from a horse he was trying to break. A fewfrom a horse he was trying to break. A few days later the broken leg became infecteddays later the broken leg became infected and the son became delirious with fever.and the son became delirious with fever. The neighbors, all hearing of the incident,The neighbors, all hearing of the incident, came to see the son. As they stood there,came to see the son. As they stood there, the neighbors said, "Oh what bad luck!"the neighbors said, "Oh what bad luck!" The farmer replied, "Perhaps."The farmer replied, "Perhaps."
  8. 8. Al mismo tiempo, empezó unaAl mismo tiempo, empezó una guerra (war).guerra (war). Los generales llegaron a laLos generales llegaron a la comunidad, buscando soldados.comunidad, buscando soldados. Llevaron a todos de los hombres,Llevaron a todos de los hombres, pero dejaron uno: el hijo delpero dejaron uno: el hijo del agricultor. Cuando los generalesagricultor. Cuando los generales vieron el pobre joven con unavieron el pobre joven con una fiebre y la pierna roto, pensaronfiebre y la pierna roto, pensaron que el no podía pelearse.que el no podía pelearse.
  9. 9. At that same time in China, a war brokeAt that same time in China, a war broke out between two rival warlords. Inout between two rival warlords. In need of more soldiers, a captainneed of more soldiers, a captain came to the village to conscript youngcame to the village to conscript young men to fight in the war. When themen to fight in the war. When the captain came to take the farmer'scaptain came to take the farmer's son, he found the young man with ason, he found the young man with a broken leg--delirious with fever.broken leg--delirious with fever. Knowing there was no way the sonKnowing there was no way the son could fight, the captain left him there.could fight, the captain left him there.
  10. 10. Hace pocos dias, la fiebra del joven seHace pocos dias, la fiebra del joven se desaparezcó. Los vecinos, cuandodesaparezcó. Los vecinos, cuando escucharon que el joven estabaescucharon que el joven estaba mejor, y que no tenía que ir a pelearmejor, y que no tenía que ir a pelear en la guerra (war) llegaron a visitarlo.en la guerra (war) llegaron a visitarlo. Dijeron:Dijeron: ¡Que buena suerte!¡Que buena suerte! El agricultor dijo:El agricultor dijo: Tal vez.Tal vez.
  11. 11. A few days later, the son's fever broke.A few days later, the son's fever broke. The neighbors, hearing of the son'sThe neighbors, hearing of the son's not being taken to fight in the war andnot being taken to fight in the war and of his return to good health, all cameof his return to good health, all came to see him. As they stood there, eachto see him. As they stood there, each one said, "Oh what good luck!" Theone said, "Oh what good luck!" The farmer replied, "Perhaps."farmer replied, "Perhaps."

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