Make a Belief

“One day Mara, the Buddhist god of ignorance and evil, was traveling through the villages of India with his attendants.  He saw a man doing walking meditation whose face was lit up in wonder.  The man has just discovered something on the ground in front of him.  Mara’s attendants asked what that was and Mara replied, ‘A piece of truth.’  ‘Doesn’t this bother you when someone finds a piece of the truth, O evil one?’ his attendants asked.  ‘No,’ Mara replied.  ‘Right after this they usually make a belief out of it.'”

– Soul Food: Stories to Nourish he Spirit and the Heart. Edited by Jack Kornfield and Christina Feldman

 

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