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    How an Ancient Tale Can Help Us Now

    It suggests a Mantra for our comfort It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln This has changed over time to become  ‘This too shall pass’ .  How appropriate this phrase seems right here and right now.  And I bet none of us who have ever thought about things that will end eventually, whether…