Cup of Tea (125): “One day the sky was filled with the clouds of war –”
Everything changes except change, only change is
But the human mind lives in the past – and that is
the confusion of all confusions.
One day the sky was filled with the clouds of
plane upon plane loaded with death.
Beasts, birds, worms and beetles –
all that could flee, fled.
Horses, donkeys, rats, sheep, dogs and cats,
all ran for their lives
and the paths and tracks were full of them.
As they fled, this multitude saw two vultures
sitting on a wall by the road.
Brothers! they cried to them. Flee! At once!
Man is on the warpath again.
The vultures just smiled. They knew!
One said: Since time immemorial man’s wars have
been good news for vultures.
Our ancestors have said so, and so too our
It is also our own experience.
In fact it is for the benefit of vultures that God
sends man to war!
– God has made man and war just for vultures!
This said, the two vultures flew off towards the battle –
and in the next moment were blown to pieces by falling bombs.
If they had only known how things can change over
thousands of years
But does even man himself realize this?
Osho, A Cup of Tea, 125