The Master kept scraping a brick against the floor of the room where his disciple sat in meditation.
At first the disciple was content, taking this to be a test of his powers of concentration. But when the sound became unbearable he burst out,
“What on earth are you doing? Can’t you see I am in meditation?”
“I’m polishing this brick to make a mirror out of it,”
said the Master.
“You’re crazy! How can you make a mirror out of a brick?”
“No crazier than you! How can you make a meditator out of the self?”
Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE MINUTE WISDOM by Tony de Mello
CAUTION: TAKE THE TALES IN TINY DOSES — ONE OR TWO AT A TIME. AN OVERDOSE WILL LOWER THEIR POTENCY.