A Zen monk told his master that he was going to the mountains to live alone . . .
The Master asked : " why ? "
The monk replied, " I want to leave society, culture, and all humans I have ever known behind."
" Are you taking your mind with you ? " asked the Master.
" Yes, of course, I don't know how to leave it behind. "
" Then stay here. Save yourself that long trip, the things you want to flee you'll always carry inside your mind. "
"Have you had a kindness shown?              
  Pass it on;
 ‘Twas not given for thee alone....
 Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
Till in Heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on...."
Don't be bitter my friend, you'll regret it soon..
Hold to your togetherness or surely you'll scatter...
Don't walk away gloomy from this garden...
you'll end up like an owl dwelling in old ruins.....
Once you conquer your selfish self...
all your darkness will change to light.
--Rumi--