Note: I’m travelling in November, so there will be no new posts. Instead I will select and re-blog some older posts here.
A student asked the teacher, “What is love?”
The teacher said, “In order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick.”
The student went to the wheat field. He went through the first few rows and saw one big wheat. But he wondered there might be a bigger one in front.
Then he saw another bigger one. But he moved on, thought that there might be an even bigger one waiting for him.
He soon finished more than half of the wheat field. He started to realize that the wheat was not as big as the previous one he saw. He knew he had missed the biggest one and he regretted.
At last, he reached the end of the wheat field. He ended up went back to the teacher empty-handed.
The teacher told him, “This is love – you keep looking for a better one, but when later you realize, you have already miss that person.”
After a while, the student asked, “What is marriage then?”
The teacher said, “In order to answer your question, go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick.”
The student went to the corn field. This time he was careful not to repeat the previous mistake. When he reached the middle of the corn field, he picked one medium corn that he felt satisfied and came back to the teacher.
The teacher told him, “This time you bring back a corn. You look for one that is just nice, and you have faith and believe this is the best one you get – this is marriage.”