The Bee Guru

An avadhuta (holy man) found gurus everywhere he looked.
One day he found a guru in a bee. He saw the bee was working hard, going from flower to flower, thus making honey with much effort and labor.
But then a man came, broke into the beehive, and took all the honey, so the bee did not enjoy the fruits of his labors.
When he saw this, the avadhuta bowed to the bee and said, "O Lord! I behold my guru. You have taught me today what will become of the riches that we accumulate through our effort and labor."

Inspired byTales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 166 in the book. You can read more about the avadhuta tradition at Wikipedia.

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