One Who Saw-a Buddhist fable

This is the wonderful, but somewhat sad, story of “The One-Who-Saw.” I don’t know how to describe it other than as a kind of a Buddhist version of an Aesop’s Fable, only way better!

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The illustrated fable tells the story of a place where people have lost the ability to see the beauty of the world around them. Why? Because they have looked down for so long, greedily searching for precious stones, that their bodies have become distorted and they literally can’t look up!  But it wasn’t always this way.  This is where the character the One-Who-Saw comes in.

This story isn’t very long and the cartoon illustrations are really fun. I think children and adults alike will enjoy this sweet but deep dharma tale. Click on the link below to read the whole story.

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One Who Saw.pdf

About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

5 Responses to “One Who Saw-a Buddhist fable”

  1. Don’t know where you get your material from, but please don’t stop!

    Feel like a little kid reading the booklet. But Isn’t that what following this path is all about?

    Keep them coming Steven.

    michael j

    • Hey beloved Michael J! Thanks! I’ve been collecting dharma writings and articles for over a decade, here, there, and everywhere….most of it, like “The One-Who-Saw” is just “dana”…freely given and free created for sharing by dharma students and teachers all over the world…….I’m so happy I have an outlet to share these things….it’s a shame they just sit on a hard drive somewhere! 🙂

      I’ve stopped by your site a number of times this last week, and have seen some really good stuff, but I haven’t had time to comment. You keep it up, too! Steve

    • Oh, and yes, PS, I agree….it is about becoming “as a little child” to echo the Christian tradition….the “born again” human uncovers or rediscovers an innocence that is not helpless or able to be victimized…this new innocence isn’t able to be led like “a lamb to the slaughter” but is more like the Lamb of God in power to be good and do good and to protect, but without violence or coercion.

  2. Hi, Steve,

    Thank you so much for this! Your timing was perfect; this post fit right in with something I was thinking and trying to write about this morning. I mentioned it in my post this morning.


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