​The Nature of Human Spiritual Unawareness – an apologue

Provided below is a fable to illustrate the journey of a seeker of Enlightenment and the role the society and conditionings that are common to all life. Usually, it’s impossible for others who don’t understand the essence of the nature of Nirvana to tend to disparage the aspiration of one who is intent on attaining Enlightenment and hence finding their true life purpose. Enjoy the narrative.
A GROUP OF FROGS were traveling through the woods, when two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. She fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as she could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at her to stop the pain and just die. She began jumping even harder and finally made it out. When she got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that she was deaf – she thought they were encouraging her to jump out of the hole the entire time.

2 thoughts on “​The Nature of Human Spiritual Unawareness – an apologue

  1. If only I had known this story when I had a math final composed of annoying word problems — one of which involved frogs falling down wells…I am pretty sure I would have passed the test if this had been my answer! As it was, my mathematical frog is now long dead and still in the well.

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