Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Devil And Friend

I’m at Dowardstown House, near Tara Hill, resident with a group of travellers from Germany that I am a guide for.


In their library I picked up a book by Anthony de Mello called “The Song Of The Bird”, a very old book published in India.


One tale amused me, yet how true it is.


While the devil was walking with a friend they saw a man ahead of them stoop down and pick up something from the road.


“What did you find”, asked the devil’s friend


“A piece of truth”, replied the stranger


Continuing their walk the friend said to the devil,
“Doesn’t that disturb you?”


“No it does not,” said the devil, “because I shall allow him to create a religious belief out of it”.


 


 

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