Today I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite Far-Eastern stories!
A Great Gathering.
Once the Creator had a gift but also wanted to conceal it. At a great gathering the Creator asks where to hide it from the humans. The soaring eagle flies low and offers to hide it on the moon. No, that won’t do as one day they will go on the moon and will find it. The great buffalo pawing on the ground says, give it to me and I will hide it in the plains. No, this won’t do, they will plant and harvest grains and my gift will be found. The majestic whale offers to hide it in the depth of the ocean. No this won’t do either. One day they will go there too. Then….a tiny blind mole pokes a mousy face out of the ground and said….hide it inside themselves. Ahhh…said the Creator….inside themselves…. Yes…. I will hide the Self inside them….And so it was, the Inner-Self was concealed inside the human heart.
And this is why we meditate… to find the concealed jewel….