故事

大師常用比喻或故事來啟發弟子,他們聽得津津有味。有時却感到不滿,因他們渴望更深的真理。

大師對他們的不滿,充耳不聞,僅提醒他們:「孩子們,你們還不了解:人類與真理間最短的距離就是故事。」

他又曾說過:「不要低估了故事的作用。俗語說得好:『一分錢的蠟燭可以找到一個遺失的金幣』;一個簡單的故事常會道出最深的真理。」

MYTHS

The Master gave his teaching in parables and stories which his disciples listened to
with pleasure — and occasional frustration, for they longed for something deeper.

The Master was unmoved. To all their objections he would say, “You have yet to
understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a
story.”

Another time he said. “Do not despise the story. A lost gold coin is found by means of
a penny candle; the deepest truth is found by means of a simple story.”

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