I recently read a story about a snake and eagle which I am going to share with you.
One day, a man saw an eagle holding a wiggling snake in her beak. The eagle has caught a new prey and is fighting hard to keep the snake in position. There are some stones on the ground.
What would u do if you saw such a sight? Would you…
1. Do nothing and watch the snake suffers;
2. Pick up a stone and throw at the eagle so that she will release the snake.
And if you decide to take a stone and throw it at the eagle, you missed. What will u then do? Would you…
2.1 Pick up another stone and another stone until you manage to fulfill your objective;
2.2 Do nothing and watch the snake suffers.
Depending on your beliefs and value systems, which action will you choose?
And if you understand the teaching of wisdom, compassion and impermanence, how will that affect your choice.
The answer you decide will determine your outlook on life and how you manage to achieve happiness in this world of suffering.