[Read more…] about The Fox and The Leopard
A leopard was bragging about the beauty of his spots when a fox came up saying how much more beautiful his mind was. Neither liar really won.
Liars and boasters will undo themselves.
[Read more…] about The Peacock and The Crane
A Peacock was strutting before a Crane saying how beautiful he was. The Crane pointed out that it could fly with his feathers instead of just strut around.
Fine feathers don’t make fine birds.
[Read more…] about The Two Pots
Two pots, metal and clay, float down a waterway. The metal pot asks the clay to be close; the clay demurs fearing breakage.
Equals make the best friends.
[Read more…] about The Father and His Sons
A dying father told his sons about a treasure in a field if they only dig for it. They did. Good yield was their treasure.
Good counsel is the best legacy.
[Read more…] about The Spendthrift and The Swallow
A man saw a Swallow early in the season and sold his coat. The weather turned cold again and the man bemoaned that it would kill him and the Swallow.
Don’t draw a conclusion based on a single observation.
[Read more…] about The Two Crabs
A child crab is berated by the parent crab for walking awkwardly. The child crab points out the parent should set the example.
Example is the best precept.