Friday, 27 August 2010

some like to be blind, they like the chase

Guru: "Here is a metaphor for the answer to life"

Seeker "Where can I find this metaphor? I must seek and see it with my own eyes, I must touch this metaphor and know it is real"

Guru (cries softly to herself) "Hmm. Ok, if you must, then walk west until you find yourself"

Seeker [walks west]

Guru [sits]

Seeker [after travelling west for so long returns to the start point]

Guru "So, have you found yourself?"

Seeker "I thought I saw the metaphor many times. I once saw a tree that was shaped in such a way as that I thought of the great metaphor and so I cut it down and made a shrine to its stump and a necklace from its fruits"

Guru "... "


David "Shinzen" Nelson said...

Guru: "I am so sorry. I sent you in the wrong direction. Go east."

The Seeker excited, nods, turns east and takes a step.

Guru with big stick whacks Seeker in back of head, screaming, "..."

Ta Wan said...

Seeker decides that truth is in a stick and buys one.

David "Shinzen" Nelson said...

...but then Seeker sees 'better' sticks and begins to gather and hoard them believing the more he has the better chances he will go to the heavenly plane.

The moral: Stop asking Gurus.

Ta Wan said...

Yes. Stop seeking for that which you are.

David "Shinzen" Nelson said...

Thanks for the fun teaching Ta Wan!