Even the Gods Fear Bullies
广东快乐十分 In the course of a trip by boat, Master Ai noticed a temple, not very high but magnificent in its ornamentations。 There was a ditch in front of it。 Unable to cross the ditch, someone moved an idol off of its pedestal in the temple and laid it across the ditch, enabling him to cross over。 Seeing this happening, another man heaved a deep sigh and said: "How can the image of a god be treated with such disrespect?" He picked the idol up, cleaned it off with his own robe, and then restored it to its original place。 He departed only after having made obeisance before it。
广东快乐十分 Soon thereafter, Master Ai overheard an imp in the temple addressing the idol: "O, great kind, you are mighty enough to sit here and receive the offerings from people all over, yet you let yourself be humiliated by a foolish knave。 Why not punish him for this affront by causing disasters to befall him?" But the idol replied: "Misfortune shall befall all those who henceforth offend me。”
"What about the man who tramped over you and subjected you to utter humiliate?" the imp asked. "Why not place a curse on him? Why should misfortune befall future worshippers and supplicant appealing before you in reverence, why? The god replied: "since the man who desecrated my image did not have faith in me, how am I to visit disaster upon him?”
Master Ai concluded: "Indeed it is true that even the gods fear bullies."