Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Once Upon A Time

According to an old Hindu legend. There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of gods to help him decide. “Let us bury it deep within the earth,” said the council. But Brahma answered, “No, that will not work because humans will ding into the earth and discover it.” Then the council said, “Let us sink it into the deepest ocean. “ But Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and  find it. “ Then the council said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it.” But once again Brahma said, “No, that will not work, as they will eventually climb up every mountain and once again take up their divinity. “ Then the council gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, as it seems there is no place on earth or in the sea that humans will not eventually reach. “

Brahma thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the centre of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it within. “

The council agreed that this was a perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. Since this time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing and exploring and searching for something that is already within them.

Author Uknown