The Lion and the Sheep

One day a farmer was walking back from the forest. He came across a little lion cub. So, he brought the lion cub back home, gave it milk, water, some food. Didn't know what to do with it, put it with all the sheep that he had. Well, every day this kept happening, where he would give him the food, play with him a little bit and then when the time came, he would put it with the sheep.
Time came, cub grew a little big bigger. Started going out in the fields, playing with the sheep, playing with the lamb.
One day, a real big lion came out of the jungle. And when the sheep heard the roar, they all scrambled hiding wherever they could, because they were afraid. The lion that had grown up with the sheep also did the same. The big lion stepped out of the forest seeing this lion trying to hide. Came over to him and said, Why are you hiding? He said, "You will eat me." The big lion said, "I am not going to eat you. Do you know who you are? Do you know that you are not a sheep, you are a lion." "Whatever, whatever you say is fine with me, but please don't eat me."
Having seen, that this lion was not going to be convinced, the big lion took the little lion to a lake. And said, "Look at yourself, look at this reflection and see what you see." And when the little lion looked at his reflection he said, "I am like you. Not like them."
The big lion said, "Right, you are a lion."
So, the little lion said, "Oh thank you, thank you, thank you so much."
And the lion said, "Why are you thanking me? I didn't do anything. All I did, is showing you who you already were. I didn't create something new here. I didn't take a sheep and turned it into a lion. I took a lion and showed the lion, that you are a lion, not a sheep."
We are like the little lion, who thought that he is a sheep, until someone showed him that he is a lion. The peace, the divinity which we seek is already within us. It does not need to be created. The knowledge that Maharaji offers, is just like a mirror, in which one can see his own reflection. The peace that Maharaji talks about does not need to be created. Each one of us are carrying that peace in our hearts. Peace just needs to be discovered.

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