The animals dispersed without looking at each other, as the cockatoo screamed with laughter.
In the troubled times which followed the collapse of the Mogul Empire, rich people buried jewels in the ground, hoping to come back later to retrieve them.
Christ is blaming the man who gives teachings too high or difficult for his hearers of that time and place.
‘One who practises endurance will be a spiritual hero’, the teacher said, ‘Read that sentence again slowly, and we’ll meditate on it together.’
If not too long, it is best to learn it by heart. A deeper point must be sought in it, and a still further one beyond that.
Cloth against cloth, or stone against stone : No clear result, and it is meaningless. Catch the flung stone in the cloth, Pin the wind-fluttered cloth with a stone.
When a story does grip the mind, it should be pondered daily for several weeks, to find the deeper points.