Monday, December 31st, 2012. Filed under: Consciousness Esoterica Spirituality
by Soren Dreier
Story has it, that Buddha was giving a lecture in the mountains.
People would gather and listen. Some were into Buddha, some weren’t.
A participant that wasn’t so fond of Buddha came on hard the first
day of the lectures. He opposed Buddha in any way possible, got angry
and agitated and Buddha didn’t answer his attacks. He just smiled back.
The second day this scenario took place again. The man came on to
Buddha from every angle, attacking, accusing Buddha in every way
possible of being a fraud and discarded every word that came out of
Buddha’s mouth. The Buddha smiled at the crowd, even as the unrest
stirred many people up and caused a great deal of commotion.
The third and final day the attacks got real nasty. More people
joined in and it got so loud that Buddha looked at the man, now leading a
crowd and said:
- What can I do for you?
- What you can do for me? I think your teaching is bullocks. I have
been going on for three days now. You haven’t answered my criticism. In
fact you only smiled and that has gotten me real mad. I don’t like your
teachings, I don’t like you and everything you stand for, and your
response seems to prove my point. Why don’t you react?
Buddha looks at him and says:
- If someone offers you a gift and you don’t accept it, who really has that gift?
Now go see if someone else would like it.
©2012 Soren Dreier