Which Wolf Do You Feed?
- Which Wolf Do You Feed?
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, greed, regret, lies,
self-pity, arrogance, guilt, resentment, inferiority, false pride,
superiority and ego.
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion and faith.
"This same fight is going on inside you -
and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."
One wolf is your inner Mara-nature and the other your Buddha-nature.
Which nature will your nurture?
Story contributed by B.Kwang