Ants - A Zen Story

Ants were staying in a colony situated in a garden. A man walked beside their colony. Colony of Ants trembled and part of colony fell down. Ants ran here and there to save themselves. Some Ants died, many survived. Scientist research team of Ants did a research on this. They came to a conclusion that it was a massive earth quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale. Rescue operation had begun.

Ants could never know that the earthquake in their colony occurred due to a visit by a man near their colony.

A continent on earth faced an earth quake. Human measured the earthquake at 7.9 on Richter scale. Human proved that there was a fault line and two big stones were forcing each other, and earthquake came because of release of this energy.

Human never knew that someone walked nearby.

Science has proved that human cannot hear many sounds. In the same way there are so many things which are impossible for human to see or know.

There are many more colors in cosmos and universe and on earth which human cannot see.

Human is a very very minute part of this cosmos / universe.


  1. Lovely post. I only wish all humans could humble themselves enough to honor all of creation. What a wonderful world it would be!

  2. kathleen, thanks for joining hands to create a wonderful world.

  3. Oh yes, yes, yes!! Great comparison/analogy. You are a wonderful storyteller. And not only a good storyteller but someone who tells the important stories. The key things that so many people have forgotten in this so called modern times. You are a seer and a storyteller, one who spreads truth and opens eyes and hearts. Good job.

  4. rainforest, you have an open eye, brain, soul, heart that's the reason you could understand what I tried to tell here. Friends like you keep me going.