Heart & Mind

Two beggars live in a forest, near a city.<>

Naturally they are enemies, because they are in the same profession and in competition.<>

One is blind and one is lame. And they are always quarreling about their clients.<>

You don’t know what beggars say about you. They have their clients, they have their territories.<>

Beggars are continuously fighting. There is great struggle and competition.<>

And those two beggars had been enemies for years. But one day the forest caught fire.<>

The blind man was perfectly able to walk and run, but it was dangerous.<>

He could not see whether he was going in the right direction, where there was no fire, or whether he was running through the fire towards more.<>

The lame man could not run on his own.<>

And the fire was spreading so fast and the winds were so strong, but he could see that there was still a possibility to get out.<>

There were a few places where the fire had not reached yet. But soon it would be reaching there.<>

Soon, they would be covered by fire from all over the place. They both forgot all their antagonism, competition.<>

This was not the time to fight, this was a time to unite.<>

And the blind man took upon his shoulders the lame man, and they became one personality.<>

Now they had eyes and they had legs, both.<>

The lame man could see, and direct where they had to run, and fast – and which directions had to be avoided.<>

And the blind man was strong enough to run, carrying the lame man on his shoulders. They came out of the forest without being injured.<>

This ancient story is about your mind and your heart. Your heart can see, but cannot say. Your mind can say, but cannot see.<>

If you are capable of bringing your heart and mind closer, your love and logic closer, your experience and expression closer, perhaps mind can also say something significant.<>

It may not be complete, it may not be an entire expression, but it may be an indication in the right direction. It may be a finger pointing to the moon.<>

It may not be the moon, but it can indicate towards the moon.<>

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