Carrot on a stick theory to Life
10 August 2012
The original simile referred to a boy sitting on a cart being pulled by a donkey. The boy held a long stick to which a carrot had been tied, and he dangled the carrot in front of the donkey but just out of its reach. As the donkey moved forward to get the carrot, it pulled the cart and the boy. So that the carrot always remained just out of reach as the cart moved forward.
Just like the donkey we are also running behind a carrot. With the pleasure of having it in the future… just moving on & on… fast & faster… no stop…
What will happen when you stop?
Imagine the donkey who is running fast behind the carrot stop at sudden! What will happen to the carrot? Yes!!! Carrot will move forward in high speed and it will come back directly to the mouth by itself. Donkey can just enjoy the carrot peacefully without an effort!
Same way learn to stop! Your fear of stopping is like the feeling that you lose the carrot as it goes bit far away from you! But the truth is that, your stop is causing you to enjoy your carrot without any effort.
That’s why I am pointing you out from the beginning that Buddhism and braveness comes together… attached with each other. Coz you have to be brave to stop too!!!