Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Saving Fish from Drowning.

A pious man explained to his followers:

It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. "Don't be scared," I tell those fishes. "I am saving you from drowning." Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to the market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes.

3 comments:

MAHARAJADHIRAJ said...

Cool! It's like the Buddhists in Tibet asking the fish they are about to eat to forgive them for their act of necessary violence...

Plunny said...

Yeah, the book(saving fish from drowning) do have some Buddhism thingy related...=)

-Princess Shin- said...

Ok.. wat a weird story!