tales of the orient
“A very busy man was visiting a sage. Reached his ears that he was being and had a great interest in meeting him. When he came before the sage he asked him:
The man – Could you give me some advice?
The sage – I will, if you ask me. You are no longer young, so I did not dare tell you that it should interest you to start yourself a little to the spiritual life.
The man – “I should do it” said the man, but I’m so busy! I accompany my numerous business, go to meetings, watch the social parties, do seminars, I talk to my colleagues, I am interviewed by the media … I’m too busy!
The wise man listened patiently and then said: “When you die, my friend, someone will say, – Behold, died here a man who knew how to fill his life with useless activities. Congratulations -“
The sages of yore when attention derails and focuses not on what they should concentrate on. rather than on what they truly should lie, just by filling up the life of useless activities and lose the precious opportunity to give you a higher sense.