105. The 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 it."
The eggplant-vendor offered twenty pounds of eggplants.
"Not more?" asked the servant.
"That is a lot for this small bauble!" the vendor replied.
The clothes-dealer offered a thousand rupees.
"Not more?" asked the servant.
"That is too much already!" he said.
And so on, until the servant finally approached a jeweler who said, "I'll give you everything I have!"
So it is with God: each comprehends within the limits of their own 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.

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