fables and fairy tales

There was once a man, who was trying to save a scorpion from drowning in a lake. Every time, he would pick it up with his hands, the scorpion would sting him and he would let go of it, dropping it into the lake again. A passerby walked up to him and said, “You moron, that is a scorpion, that is it’s trait. It stings people”. The man replied, “My point exactly, if a scorpion cannot let go of its trait, because it is drowning, why should I, being a human being, let go of my trait of helping other living beings.” He was another  Saint in the making, but we didn’t hear much about him, because he died of  scorpion venom that day.

Moral of the story: Kindness isn’t everything, pick up a scorpion with a stick, or a net. Don’t use your hands, use your head


One Response to “fables and fairy tales”

  1. udaya bhaskar Says:

    I too read this fable and thought saint is great in helping the scorpion. But this is really moral of the story. Even if you have to help you can do so nor harming you by different ways. This is out of box thinking. Nice to read your blog. It gives me pleasure to get the great expression of lilfe.

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