We spend all our lives accumulating things that we can never carry into the afterlife. While it is important to be replete in all the pleasures the world, not many are able to reach the realization that the essence of all that is to inculcate the ability to be desireless regardless of one’s position in the society. I have seen numerous cases of men who cling on to life when they sense that their hour glass of life is almost full. The chief purpose is to attain spiritual liberation or to cultivate thereof if one wants desirable births in their future.
THE WARTY FROG and the prize goldfish met one summer afternoon in the temple pool. “Don’t you realize how beautiful I am?” bubbled the goldfish flashing her wispy tail. The frog made no reply. “I can understand your silence,” gloated the goldfish. “I am not only graceful in my movements but I also enhance the golden rays of the sun.” Again, neither answer nor movements from the frog.
“Say something,” demanded the goldfish just as a waiting crane speared the sparkling fish and flew into the sky.
“Bye bye!” croaked the frog with an elusive smile in his face.