URI Europe Proverb September 2016
The one who knows himself, is kind to others
Do we know our dark side?
'The Legend of King Ape' talks about a Buddhist monk who undertakes a dangerous voyage with valuable manuscripts on his back. His fellow travellers were 'a monkey, a pig and quicksand', which symbolise evil powers , our dark side. Dark is what is described as bad, where there is no light.
It is a tremendous undertaking to carry the burden safely across the mountains. Continuously they are confronted with dangerous situations. It comes as a surprise that during this adventure the negative forces undergo a change. They come to a new insight, they convert and in the end even become positive forces that ultimately save the monk. This is not brought about by the holy scriptures on his back or their content, but ...