The true-Self and Spring

Once upon a time a man wanted to see spring so much that he wandered around looking for it all day. He came back disappointed and frustrated since he couldn’t find spring despite all his efforts. A wise man of his neighbourhood, feeling sorry for him, offered to help him to see spring and told him to come to his house. He thought that the wise man was so rich that he had spring in his house, so he went to visit him expecting to see a large mansion. When he reached the house, he was very disappointed to find the house so small and humble. The wise man welcomed him with kindness and invited him into his garden, where he picked a flower from the flowerbed and said, “Spring is here. Take this.”

Spring is to the flower as the true-Self is to all things we see and hear.

Don’t say you cannot see the true-Self. Your eyes are flooded with it.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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