To The Children by Pater
Once upon a time , there was a colorful parrot, which lived in the woods of the most beautiful landscapes of all the earth. The parrot was the most wise and subtle bird among all the animals upon the earth.One day when the parrot was flying round and about as he usually did, he came across a mountain which he had never seen before. The mountain was exceedingly great and large in measure, yet being a bird the mountain posed no obstacle for the bird. Hence the parrot began to fly upwards, towards the top of the mountain.As he was getting closer to the top he reached suddenly a tiny hole inwards into the mountain side, a cave was visible unto the parrot, and upon the east side of the cave entrance there was and inscription which said : "This is Zion" of course the parrot understood this for he was always known by all other animals to be the most wise and subtle of all the creatures of the earth, hence the parrot had the knowledge of all the languages of the human world as well as all the languages of the animal world.The parrot being that wise understood for himself that there was a meaning to his life, for he hath lived for 648 years and thus it came about that he had all the time he ever needed to learn all the languages and to comprehend all the knowledge of the world. Nevertheless the parrot was somewhat disappointed with his own life, for he understood not his own purpose, and yet suddenly now he felt a great joy and relief as he saw the human characters spelling out "This is Zion"As the parrot was overwhelmed by the feeling of reaching his goal in life, he began slowly to enter the cave upon which writing was found on the east side, slowly he ventured into the darkness as he flew over an spring of water which came out of the wall of the stone cave wich lied at the west. The water was amazingly hot and it filled the hole large cave with warm and soft air making it pleasant for the parrot to fly around and to breathe in, also besides the spring of hot water was another narrower spring which came out of the opposite wall, that from the east. This other spring had pure fresh cold water which the parrot drank of and felt overwhelmed by the energy of that water he drank, it was the purest of all waters he had tasted in all his 648 years of his life.Suddenly as the parrot was drinking from the spring coming from the east inside the wall, he heard a noise as if a human was crying out loud. He heard the voice of the human sounding greatly inside the inner dwellings of the cave, he flew inwards to reach the source of the noise and as he came about a corner in the cave facing northwards. He saw laid upon the ground of the cave, a small child rapped in many palm tree leaves and covered well with a blanket made by human hands.The parrot was amazed at the child as he saw the sight of him, for it was the most beautiful child and the most precious creature of the world. For such was the feeling of the parrot as he saw the child's eyes, greater than any feeling the parrot had felt in his entire life. He now realized the purpose of his life, which would become the task and goal of raising and protecting the small beautiful child in the cave.The parrot was excedingly anxious to look after and protecting the small and precious child, he understood with all his wisdom that he would need the help of others if he was to be able to nourish and protect the child, until the child himself would reach and age when he could manage to live in the world by himself.Hence the parrot flew near and far away to gather various animals that he knew would help him take good care of the child, thus he spoke to the chimpanzees in their own language, and they came to help the parrot along with their own small baby chimpanzees. And so it happened that all the animals of the earth heard about the small child and honored the parrot in what he did for him.As time went by, the child grew strong and healthy, there was nothing that the cave in the mount of Zion lacked towards the needs of the child. The cave offered continuous fresh drinking water and an atmosphere like no other place, warm and safe from any danger in the outside real world, the child grew together with the families of chimpanzees and he evolved his walking skills together with them. Thus he learned also what was good for eating and what was not.Thus the chimpanzees had the function of his mother and father ,his brothers and sisters, yet the parrot alone was his teacher and guide in all the matters the child experienced. There was no place the child did go with out having the parrot flying over his head, the parrot was his extra sight and sense of reality. For such was the nature of the parrot, and the will of his wisdom, that he the parrot knew the purpose of his wisdom, which evidently was to teach the child all the things he himself comprehended and understood.Therefore this way the story about the child continued for a long period of time, with each year passing by as the child himself became more and more wise with the knowledge given unto him by the revealing voice of the parrot. He taught the child the languages of the world, the reasons of the moving stars and skies, the vastness of the oceans and lands, the forth bringing of food in each season, also the child became aware in his wisdom because of the parrot. To the purpose of creation, yet there would eventually remain only one aspect of the parrot which would not be understood by the child until the time was mature enough for him to understand.As the parrot continued each day, to teach and learn of his inner spirit, the child began slowly to emerge into the manhood which was expected of him. Yet being of that part of the nature, which affected all his surroundings as he grew up, the child like no other human before him grew an natural respect for the nature surrounding him. He had grown as a seed grows with splendor in its garden, if there is a gardener to nourish and protect the seed, thus it came to be that the gardener was the parrot along the time line of the child's upbringing. Therefore the child like no other child before him, grew in the wisdom and knowledge of all things attained unto by the spirit of the parrot.The child was always happy and impressed all the animals that would gather around him to hear him tell unto them in their own respective languages, concerning the parrot and all the wisdom it had taught him in turn. The animals of the land and skies gathered often by the side of the mount Zion, they gathered near a river which seemingly was rushing forth from the bottom side of the east of the mount. This river continued so far as the boy himself had never walked, hence in the river many fishes had come as well to listen to the boy.And it so happened in those days, that the knowledge and wisdom of the boy spread thru the skies, and woods, thru the barren lands and deep seas, thru all rivers and upon all mountains. The wisdom and knowledge of the boy and parrot, reached even unto all the lands of the wide world. Due to the increase of knowledge concerning the truth of all things, every animal that received bits of this truth became aware of their existence in a way they've never had done before. As an effect the parrots and the mans wisdom had upon all the animals, the natural creation of every species manifested a change in the awareness of all existing animal world.
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