A very wealthy and wicked king had a dream, in that dream he saw a lion which was chasing him. The king ran to a tree, climbed it and sat on one of the branches. He looked down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him.

The king then looked to his side where the branch he sat on was attached to the main tree and saw that two rats were circling around and eating the branch.

One rat was black and the other one was white. He observed that very soon the branch will fall on the ground; the king then looked below again with fear and discovered that a big black snake had come and settled directly under him. The snake opened its mouth right under the king so that he will fall into it.

The king then looked up to see if there was anything he could hold on to for him not to fall down. He then saw another branch with a honeycomb. Drops of honey were falling from it.

The king wanted to taste one of the drops. So, he pulls out his tongue to taste one of the falling drops of honey, he observed that the honey was amazing in taste,. so he wanted to have more tastes and as a result, he got lost into the sweetness of the honey. He had forgotten about the two rats eating his branch away, the lion on the ground and the snake that was lying right under him.

Suddenly when the branch broke he remembered all the dangers and woke up from his sleep. Since this was a unique dream, the man went to a seer to know the meaning of his Dream.

The seer after meditation said, “The lion you saw is your Death. It always chases you and goes where ever you go.
The two rats, one black and one white, are the night and the day. Black one is the night and the white one is the day.
They circle around, coming one after another, to eat your time as they take you closer to Death.

The big black snake with a dark mouth is your Grave. It’s there, just waiting for you to fall into it.
The honeycomb is this world and the sweet drops of honey are the luxuries of this World.

We like to taste a little of the luxuries of this world and it’s very sweet. Then we want to taste little more and then more. Meanwhile, we get lost into it and forget about our time, we forget about our Death and we forget about our Grave until we fall into the trap and end up in eternal regret

The king quickly realised his life mistakes and changed his ways


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