ADVENTURES IN ADVAITA VEDANTA...


Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..

THE ADVENTURE

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Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

Aesop brings us a tale today…

The Seaside Travelers

SOME TRAVELERS, journeying along the seashore, climbed to the
summit of a tall cliff, and looking over the sea, saw in the
distance what they thought was a large ship.  They waited in the
hope of seeing it enter the harbor, but as the object on which
they looked was driven nearer to shore by the wind, they found
that it could at the most be a small boat, and not a ship.  When
however it reached the beach, they discovered that it was only a
large faggot of sticks, and one of them said to his companions,
"We have waited for no purpose, for after all there is nothing to
see but a load of wood." 

 Our mere anticipations of life outrun its realities. … don't we all do it? The daydream, the 'castle-building' plans? Another thing to note here though, is that despite the anticipation being disappointed, there was the chance to make something of that pile of wood; at very least to dry it out and have fire fuel for some time! Therefore, let not anticipation blind us to the things currently on offer!!!


1 comment:

  1. An extremely apt image to make a point worth pondering.

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