The Truth

Once, a pilgrim, in search of the Truth, climbed a mountain and there begged to Gods to show him the Truth. In response to his request, a child came to him and said:

"I am the Truth you seek."

The pilgrim's eyes were filled with commotion. Finally, he had found the truth.

"Stay with me," he said to the child. "May I have you with me forever?"

"I cannot stay," answered the child. "I'm still young, I need to grow up."

The pilgrim, not understanding her words, asked if he could take a photograph. The child agreed, and from then on, he began to walk the world with a picture of the Truth, showing it to everyone:

"Look what I have with me! It is the Truth! After searching all around the world, I finally found it!"

Many were those who followed the pilgrim, for he was the one who had found the Truth. The only one who could speak of it, they thought.

Years later, a woman with a serene expression and an enlightened gaze, crouched beside him and asked:

"Do you know who I am?"

"No," he replied. "Who are you?"

"I am the Truth," she said with a slight smile.

"Do you think you can fool me!? I am the only one who has seen the Truth and I assure you that it is not you."

"For I tell you that I am the same Truth that appeared to you on the top of the mountain."

"You are lying!" He said furiously. Then he took a picture of a child from his pocket, saying: "Behold the Truth! It's nothing like you. You are a woman and the Truth is a child. "

She stood up, saddened. Before leaving, she fixed her eyes on him and said:

"I hope one day you can understand, pilgrim of blind eyes and crystallized mind, that every child becomes an adult one day, and so it is with the Truth."

From the book Spiritual Reflections for a New World


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