These are just some parables that I’ve jotted down during lunch. You should know that these are taken to paper with very little thought; and with a straight flow of pen from start to completion. Typically, when I write, I will do my best to Perfect according to my own standards, but as for these – I care not for the cause. Partially because of laziness, and partially because I do 9 other things that I also intensely enjoy.
So then, here is My Cause:
MY IMPERFECT PARABLES.
(and perhaps just some passing thoughts.)
A moose removes an antler and creates a bridge across a stream for an ant to crossover on. The ant crosses and says with pride:
“Why do you help when I have not asked?”
Taken back by the rudeness, the moose picks up his antler, puts it back into his skull, and replies: “My friend, I am afraid that you are the fool. For my only intention was to wash this ivory bone and nothing more.”
“And so why am I the fool? I have used you for your bridge to crossover.” Says the ant.
The moose breaks news: “For your family is on the other side, and the rain is now coming.”
“And now I am stranded.” Says the ant.
“At least you have your pride.” Says the moose, as he trots away.
LORD OF DEATH:
A bullfrog once asked a fly: “Fly, why do you fly by I? Do you not know that I am the Lord of your death?”
The fly wits back: “For flies like I who fly nigh by will not let death be God.”
A caterpillar once asked a butterfly what the metamorphosis was like, the butterfly replied wisely: “It is much like what the Buddhists call Nirvana, you won’t know until you have it.”
A pigeon compliments a peacock:
“My how grand your plumage is, you must be so proud.”
“Proud? Are you proud of your flight?”
“Are you proud of your sight?”
“Are you proud of your other senses?”
“No, that would not make sense.”
“And my plumage is not worth a cent more than yours.”
“That is very humble.” Says pigeon.
“Truth humbles.” Says peacock.
There once was an Old Man, and a Young Boy who had long hair.
Old Man asks: “Young Boy, why must you grow your hair long?”
Young Boy replies: “Old Man, why must you judge?”
O.M: “Foolish Young Boy, it is not I who judges – but society.”
Y.B: “Foolish Old Man, than it is society who is in the wrong for judgement – and since this is so, I shall grow my hair continually until I am up in Heaven with my True Judge.”
O.M: “Do you spite society?”
Y.B: “I spite anything that makes itself God.”
O.M: “Is all spite not of the Devil?”
Y.B: “Spite in the name of The Righteous is where the Devil and God work together.”
O.M: “It is All Powerful.”
Y.B: “And so I shall grow my hair.”
O.M: “And I shall grow my hair, too.”
HEAVEN ON EARTH:
A tall Oak Tree yells down to a chopped stump on the ground below:
“I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE CHOP, SMALL SIR! TO HAVE LIVED THIS LONG TO GROW AND HAVE IT ALL TIMBER DOWN MUST FEEL LIKE DEATH!”
“ON THE CONTRARY, TALL SIR! FOR I HAVE NOT SEEN A BUSH SINCE I WAS YOUNG; NOR A ROSE OR A WEED. IT IS A DIFFERENT WORLD DOWN HERE, AND SO THIS FEELING OF DEATH FEELS OF RE-BIRTH – AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE GROUNDED IN MY LIFE!” Says the stump.
POWER OF THE FEATHER:
A bird soars and says to himself:
“My, what a sublime thing it is to have feathers! Thank God for the power of the feather. Flight is freedom.”
At this moment, a black bat flies by:
“Well, it is quite a rarity. But I suppose the power of flesh can be sublimely manifested into freedom as well.
A Man swats at and asks a shoefly: “Shoefly, why must you bug me?”
Shoefly responds: “Sir, it is you who bugs me, whilst all I want to do is play.”
A hornet gets caught in a spider’s web and squirms to no liberated avail – but only finds himself worse off.
*To squirm before death only tampers your delivery.
A flower once said to a bee: “Pollinate me.”
Bee replied: “For naturally, I was going to. But you lack patience and command over nature – so I will not.”
And so, the flower died with no offspring – as did the bee, for back-tracking on what he was naturally going to do.
A Machine asks a Man if it was he who had built him.
The Man replies: “I did.”
“Well then,” says the Machine, “who built you?”
The Man replies: “The Creator did.”
“Ah,” says Machine, “than I, too, am a creation of the Creator.”
THE CIRCLE & SQUARE:
A Circle once asked a Square: “Must you always be so on edge?”
Square says: “Must you constantly roll?”
Circle: “You are jealous of my abilities!”
The Circle rolls off of a cliff.
Square: “You are jealous of mine!”
A Man catches a Trout who cries for his life: “Please, Sir, this is rather unfair – please spare me my life.”
Man: “The minnows that you swallow – do you spare their lives?”
All is Fair Game.
A cat chases his tail, catches it, gnaws on it for a bit, gets bored of it, forgets it – and then pursues it again.
The fruit of desire always rots, and yet the cats keep pursuing.
*Life is in this Symbol.
**The curse of life is in this Symbol.
A seed that faces the Underworld head on, and burrows itself deeply inside of the soil’s darkness, will leave its sorrow below and burgeon something Divine – said the Hyperion Tree who’s grown to the Heavens.
A squirrel collects nuts for a season, only to exhaust them in the end – much is the way of life.
A worm bites the apple in the same way as Eve.
A SNAIL’S RACE:
A slug who races a snail and wins, loses for not having his house in order.
A sloth who races a chameleon and wins, celebrates and becomes prey.
The ants go marching while the Queen feasts.
When the Queen ant dies – the colony follows.
*So it goes with leaders and their cults.
*So it goes with the scarcity of leaders.
A Time Traveler manipulates Time, but not His time that is forever embedded.
Time ticks thanks to the man who forced it to.
Time ticks in Eternity thanks to man who doesn’t know he’s immortal.
Time is a necessary illusion. Meant for planning, it soon became life.
*Life is a necessary illusion.
Frequent Frequency is what there is. It is also what is frequently invisible.
A male bear devours his cub in the same way that love can devour a man.
A flamingo who stands on 1 leg maintains a balance that 2 legs cannot withstand.
(There is something in this – I just haven’t put my finger on it yet…)
A shark who loses all of his teeth becomes physically weaker but stronger in wisdom.
A shark who gains an extra mouth, gains Hubris – and hungers for more.
A frog leaps as high as a kangaroo in accordance to scale.
*Measure can be illusive.
(not sure this is true)
Bee’s build a hive; Humans build a city.
*The buzz of nature is built into All.
A witch who soars on a broomstick cleans up the status quo of the broom.
Everything is Good & Bad if you possess the Middle Mind.
Terror can be great, and greatness can be terrible.
To create is to be like God.
*The justification of the importance of Art lies in this remark.
A salmon says to a loaf of bread: “Why so dry?”
Bread: “It is how I was born. Why are you so dry when you are meant to be wet?
Salmon: ” It’s time for me to give back.”
“Supper is served.” Says Jesus Christ.
A Boogeyman haunts a child from underneath his bed.
The child asks aloud: “Am I alone?”
Boogeyman: “Never. Are you scared?”
Child: “Why would I be? I am never alone.”
**Pessimism is a Boogeyman.
A Caveman discovers The Flame: “HA! Look what I have created!” He says.
The Flame speaks: “Created!? Now let me tell you something, Caveman. For I have been here long before you and I will be here long after you are gone. I am the Eternal Flame, and you – you are just a mortal BEAST.”
“Ah,” says the Caveman, “but what good are you if you are never discovered?”
**The Eternal Flame & The Mortal Beast go hand in hand.
An Angel sings and acquires a star stuck in her throat.
Stars go where the music flows, but no one hears the Angel singing.
A canvas asks an artist: “What will you make of me?”
The artist replies: “I won’t know until I’m finished.”
SPIRIT VS. FLESH:
A Spirit says to a Man: “You are a dead-man.”
The Man wits: “The sooner I am Spirit, the better.”
A magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat in the same way that a Magi pulls wisdom out of the source.
A Brahmin who smiles at his student’s misery is in fact a Brahmin.
*To see the Divinity suffer prompts a grin of adorability.
Everyone is the Godhead. But perhaps it is best that not everyone know it to be so.
You are The Source of Being – and so here you are.
At every moment of every second every experience is happening everywhere in this world.
2 Cobras fight and end up devouring their own tails – nothing escapes Karmic Law.
The shackles of karma are secured & tightened by your own hands.
Misery is a karmic outcome. Life may be a mess, but not for those without the messy mind.
Boredom is the rooted problem. It is the opposite of creativity, and creativity is the Creator’s Creed.
*To be in a state of boredom is to be in a state of godlessness. 666.
To not be intrigued by life is the epitome of taking something for granted.
Karma is manifested by a man’s intentions. Ego is manifested by a mind’s intention to pretend.
*Life is a Devil.
People fight to protect their egos while they aught to be fighting to destroy them.
*Destroy yourself to birth yourself.
SWEET & SOUR:
The birth of sweetness clasps tightly to the hand of sourness, and never lets go.
CAT & MOUSE:
The dog who chases the cat loses his temper but saves the mouse.
*The invisible matrix of karma lies within this simplicity.
LEAD A HORSE:
You can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink.
*Nothing moves the immovable mind.
A robin asks a blue bird: “Are you okay? Why so blue?”
Blue Bird says: “I am quite fine, it is just the color that I am.”
*Looks tend to deceive the judgement of true emotion.
A squid with 8 arms tangles up when he thinks about how to use them.
A bird with one wing who masters flight becomes King of Fowl.
I do not think that there is a primer example of the playfulness of Creation than the platypus.
HILLS HAVE EYES:
Those who in fact live on the hill are in fact the eyes of the hill.
To carry your corpse is a heavy load.
“To be or not to be?” , is actually the most crucial question there is.
Wonder grows where wonder goes.
The Enlightened mind weaves in the same way as a spider.