The Prayer of the Frog volume 1 – Anthony de Mello
One of the great mysteries is that human beings’ first reaction to the Truth is one of hostility and fear, though their hearts silently longs for the Truth that can set it free. That is why, great spiritual masters such Buddha or Jesus, created a tool helping them block the opposition of their listeners: the story or the parable. They knew it so well they could knock on the door of any heart if they say the magic words: “Once upon a time…”; anyone can stand against the Truth, but no one can resist a fascinating story. Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata said that if you listen carefully to a story, you will never be the same again. The explanation is simple: sooner or later the story will make way to your heart, knocking down all the obstacles that oppose the divine. Even if you read the stories of this book just for relaxation, you can’t have any assurance that one of them won’t pass the defence walls you built, breaking out where you least expect it.
You have been warned!
“One day Abraham invited a beggar to his tent for a meal. When grace was being said the man began to curse God, declaring he could not bear to hear His Name.
Seized with indignation, Abraham drove the blasphemer away.
When he was at his prayers that night, God said to him, “This man has cursed and reviled me for fifty years and yet I have given him food to eat every day. Could you not put up with him for a single meal?” (Excerpt from the book)
You can buy The Prayer of the Frog: v. 1 by Anthony de Mello for:
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