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The Legal System VS The Cosmic Law by Manatita
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The Legal System Vs The Cosmic Law
The hunter pulled back the stringed bow and fired;
Down fell the bird with clipped wings.
Siddhartha felt a stab of pain,
Akin to an arrow being shot into his naked heart.
Lifting up the bird with utmost care,
He carried it home and nursed it back to life.
Soon the day of the case came.
Brimming with confidence,
The hunter gave a most stirring summon
As he sought to reclaim his prized bird,
Perfectly legal under the Law.
Now it was the Buddha’s turn.
“O Judge,” he pleaded most dispassionately.
“I do not know the Law, but tell me,
Who is greater, he who takes life, or he who gives life?”
Pondering a little; finding himself in a quandary,
The Judge dismissed the case;
The Buddha had won.
Justice is often just as delicate.
-Manatita, (Bard of Solace), 12th September, 2014.
~ Awakening the Inner Light Within ~