A hole too deep – Ajahn Chah quote for reflection

Suppose there was a hole, and there was something at the bottom of it.

Now anyone who put their hand into the hole and didn’t reach the bottom would say the hole was too deep.

Out of a hundred or a thousand people putting their hands down that hole, they’d all say the hole was too deep.

Not one would say their arm was too short!

Ajahn Chah – Living Dhamma 1994

  

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6 replies

  1. This is human, don’t want to admit the truth, but try to be smart, finding fault with outside world. What a meaningful statement!

  2. I shouldn’t say it but this is funny. In my house when I can’t reach something I just say I’m short on one end. It’s kind of a family joke. This is just how we silly humans see things.

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