Story Of The Long-Handled Spoons
Swami was having a conversation with Lord Shiva one day and said Lord, “I would like to know what heaven and hell are like.”
Lord Shiva led the Swami to two doors.
He opened one of the doors and the Swami looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Swami’s mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. However, the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The Swami shuddered at the sight of…
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