Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Modern Shaman - Martial Arts Parable

One evening, an old Martial Arts Master told his young students about a “Great Battle of life and death” that goes on inside all Human Beings.

The wise man said, "The battle is between 'Two Dragons' … They are battling for dominance inside us all."One is Dark, it represents Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Light, it represents Good. It is joy, love, peace, hope, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, serenity, compassion and faith."

The students thought about it for a while and then asked the Master:

"Which Dragon wins?" The old wise man simply replied, "The one you feed."



Invisible Woman said...

I LOVE that.

Synchronicity again, PZ...I talked about Jim Kelly on my blog today. Related, but not nearly as profound as yours-haha.

PurpleZoe said...


I'm telling you, synchronicity is no joke.
Fell in love with this one when I came across it.