A Short Story...  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
4/26/2005 5:22 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A Short Story...

A Short Story

Simon, a simple tailor, fantasizes night and day about great treasure he will one day find when he leaves his village and his family home and ventures forth into the world. Late one night, with a few belongings on his back, he sets off on his travels.

For years, Simon wanders from one great city to another, making his living mending clothes, searching for the treasure that he knows belongs to him. But all the people he asks about the treasure have problems of their own and are unable to help him.

One day he comes upon a psychic known far and wide for her extraordinary abilities. “Yes,” she says, “there is indeed a vast treasure that belongs to you and you alone.” Hearing this, Simon’s eyes light up with excitement. “I will tell you how to find it,” she continues, giving Simon complex directions that he meticulously records.

When she comes to the end of her instructions and describes the very street and house where the treasure is allegedly buried, Simon can’t believe his ears. For this is the very home he had left years before when setting out on his quest.

Quickly he thanks the psychic, stuffs the directions in his pocket, and hurries back in the direction from which he came. And lo and behold, much to his surprise he does indeed find a vast and unfathomable treasure buried beneath the hearth in his own house.

The moral of the story : Often times the thing in which we seek is right in front of our eyes. When we are ready to handle it then it will find a way to be revealed. Often times we want something right then and there and may not be able to actually handle it yet. When the time is right, all truths will be revealed.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
4/29/2005 12:43 pm

Wow lickee, you do continue to impress me!

Very accurate interpretation...

I would have to agree full heartedly, that is why I re-read a lot of what I do read when it comes to this stuff. I have noticed that one time a may see one thing and then a year or two later I come back to it and I notice that I see what i had originally seen as well as I see several new things.

Everyday our brain and body seeks different things... as you said it...

konkali 40F

4/29/2005 11:39 am

wow.. lickee I like your interpretation.. .. there aren't many ways to interpret zen and still retain the far reaching and encompassing desire of the original sayings.. but this one really seems to hit it

rm_lickeetung 57F

4/28/2005 8:01 pm

When the student is ready.........the teacher appears. The lessons are not always what we think they should be or want them to be......but usually the lessons are what we truly need to learn.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
4/26/2005 7:20 pm

There are a lot of people who think I am a idiot m'lady. They think I am only ego and know nothing at all. Thankfully there are some people who can tell the difference.

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