Baby Peacock – A Zen Buddhist Spiritual Story

The Bodhisattva came to the earth once as a peacock. While his mother went out to look for food, she warned him to stay indoors.

But the baby peacock soon got bored playing alone. So, he ignored his mother’s advice and went out with his friends to play.

As he was enjoying himself, some hunters sneaked up on them and caught them one by one. The baby peacock realized his mistake but it was too late.

He cried his heart out and thought about his mother, but there was no way of escape. If only the baby peacock had listened to his mother and stayed indoors, he would have been safe.

The author of this story is unknown and greatly appreciated!