sábado, 29 de outubro de 2005

A Parábola das Colheres

Gosto muito desta parábola. Faz-me lembrar alguns bons koans que li na vida. Se alguém conhecer a referência desta história, ficava-lhe grato.

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
"Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.
In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of
the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They
appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful,
but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same
as the first one.
There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.
The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here
the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand."
It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other."

9 comentários:

Horácio disse...

gostei muito Bhixma :)

um abraço
Horácio

Laranja com Canela disse...

Excelente. Adorei...

Ogre disse...

bonita história. muito bonita mesmo.

KaustiKa disse...

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Ananda disse...

Já conhecia a história, mas foi bom relembrá-la aqui. :)

Cláudio disse...

Uma belíssima parábola!

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Anónimo disse...

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Bhixma disse...

bhixma@netcabo.pt