Scorpion Sting

Scorpion Stings

There was this Hindu who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but the scorpion stung him again.

A man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion that kept stinging him.

But the Hindu said: “It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?”

Don’t give up loving. Don’t give up your goodness. Even if people around you sting.

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true. just because you got stung doesn’t mean you got to stop trying. Makes sense?

1 Comment »

  1. That reminds of this quote from Alan Watts:

    ‘”Kindly let me help you or you will drown,” said the monkey, putting the fish safely up a tree.’


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