Watching the hatred pour from every corner of the globe as well as from our political opposition, it is hard not to be discouraged. I ask myself why Americans take great risks aiding others when our motives are questioned and efforts denigrated by those who do nothing? This Hindu Mondo came to mind:
Because we can. Posted by feste at May 10, 2004 03:59 PM | TrackBack
Once a yogi, sitting on the banks of the Ganges, saw a scorpion fall into the water. He scooped it out, only to be bitten by the scorpion. It happened, again and again, with the same result. A bystander asked the yogi: "Why do you keep rescuing that scorpion, only to have it bite you?"
"It is the nature of the scorpion to bite," replied the yogi. "And it is the nature of yogis to help others when they can."