Sunday, 14 July 2013

The struggle within

A wise old sage, years ago, in some Eastern religious tradition, was educating his young disciples about life and he told them a story.

It is a story that tells of a dreadful battle that goes on in every person between two great lions.


One lion is wicked: he is fear, rage, jealousy, sadness, greed, pride, self-pity, shame, hatred, weakness, lies, rivalry and superiority.

The other lion is good: he is happiness, harmony, loe, trust, sharing, peace, modesty, gentleness, compassion, friendship, understanding, charity, truth, kindness and loyalty.

The sage was asked, "Which lion will win?"

He replied, "The one you feed the most."