How Enlightened Are You?
If you can live without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, colour, religion, gender preference, or politics,
― Then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog!
In a heartwarming news story coming from Australia, a koala survives forest fire and thirst by meeting some kind cyclists.
The forest fires near Adelaide burned 30,000 acres of forest. Couple that with the extreme heat of the summer, many koalas were coming out of the hiding to ask people for water and a little compassion.
A group of cyclists came across a tired koala wandering along the road. The koala was apparently so thirsty that she climbed up a cyclist’s bicycle tyre.
The group stayed with the lost koala until Fauna Rescue took her to safety. She spent the night at Adelaide animal hospital, where she got a cool place to sleep and cool water to drink!
The koala was later released into the wild.