[Read more…] about The Tree and The Reed
In a gale, a tree fell but reeds did not. It was observed that reeds can bend in the wind but trees can’t.
Obscurity often brings safety.
[Read more…] about The Oak And The River
A River complained about its course but an Oak pointed out that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The River thought better after.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
[Read more…] about The Oak and The Willow
In a storm the Willow bent and survived but the Oak could not and was felled. Despite this, the Oak thought he won with an honorable death.
Meet death in an honorable way.
[Read more…] about The Shepherd and The Sheep
A Shepherd put his cloak on the ground and shook acorns on it for his sheep. The sheep ate the acorns and tore the cloak. Shepherd was not happy.
An appetite blinds men to their surrounds.
[Read more…] about The Eagle, Cat, and Wild Sow
While living in the same tree, a cat decided to fool the eagle above and sow below. The cat told each the other would attack. Paralyzed with fear they died.
Don’t let fear paralyze you.
[Read more…] about The Trees and The Axe
The trees willingly give a woodsman a shaft for his axe. Ooops, too bad.
Nothing bothers a man more than to see he has aided his own undoing.