100. The Three Friends and the Tiger
There were three friends making their way through a jungle when they were attacked by a tiger.
The first friend shouted, "We are lost!"
The second friend shouted, "God, please save us!"
The third friend shouted, "We need to climb a tree!"
Here is what you need to understand about these three men.
The first man did not know God at all.
The second man was a seeker of God.
The third man had an ecstatic and complete love of God. His goal was not to save himself from the tiger, but to spare his beloved any trouble or worry.
Inspired by: Tales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 80 in the book. You can find out more about Ramakrishna at Wikipedia.