The Tiger and the Strawberry

The Tiger and the Strawberry

A Zen koan tells the story of The Tiger and the Strawberry:

A man is being chased by a tiger through the jungle. He jumps off a cliff to avoid being eaten and catches a hanging vine. The tiger climbs down the rocks to await him on the ground. He looks up to find two mice chewing the vine. With his remaining minutes he grabs a strawberry growing just within reach. How sweet it tasted.

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