Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

Dhammananda’s Tiger

Strive to help others, but
train the understanding
to see things as they are
not as they seem to be,
know who and what they
are - their attitude - to
handle them with care

Beware of whom you help,
a man released a tiger from
a net on receiving a promise
of safety, the tiger promptly
attacked him, a wise old fox
heard his plight and made the
tiger re-enter the net

In illustration of the argument,
warning the man to beware of
wickedness making promises
they never intend to keep…

K. Sri Dhammananda,1989 BMS Publications, Malaysia

Submitted: Monday, September 01, 2008
Edited: Monday, January 12, 2009
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