Bidding for a Priceless Diamond

A wealthy man possessed a priceless diamond. "Take this to the market," he said to his servant, "and see what people are willing to pay for this diamond."
The eggplant-vendor offered twenty pounds of eggplants.
"Not more?" asked the servant.
"That is a lot for a small bauble!" the vendor replied.
The clothes-dealer offered a thousand rupees.
"Not more?" asked the servant.
"I've offered you too much already!"
And so on, until the servant finally approached a jeweler who said, "I will give you everything I have!"
So it is with God: each comprehends within their own limits of experience.

Inspired byTales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 134 in the book. You can find out more about Ramakrishna at Wikipedia.

No comments:

Post a Comment