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As a result, the weight of sinners made it to fall apart. All the sinners ended up in the d The Spider's Thread teaches a lesson about selfishness. All the sinners ended up in the depths of Hell. A story about selfishness in a simple language for children. I come to know it by watching the anime Aoi Bungaku and ever since I have wanted to read it because of its moral lesson.
I like its simplicity and its main idea but it's too short and not having a previous knowledge of Japanese culture and religion I couldn't relate to some of its ideas about heaven and hell. Kandata is an evil bandit who dies and, naturally, goes to hell. However, he has one good deed to his name: He did not kill spider one day when he was walking through a forest, realising that, although the spider was small and insignificant, it had had its own small life, and it would be wrong to simply kill it.
The Buddha lowers a Spider's thread into Hell, for Kandata to reach.
However, he becomes arrogant, claiming the thread is his, and once again falls into the depths of Hell. It has an int Kandata is an evil bandit who dies and, naturally, goes to hell. It has an interesting message, in my opinion, and I actually liked the tale a lot, along with its reinterpretation in the anime "Aoi Bungaku" Blue Literature. Jan 30, P. Wilson rated it really liked it. Real rating: 7. There is no heavy handed judgement or syrupy moralism only a simple tale that is for children but should be read by adults every so often as a reminder.
The prose is decent with a poetic essence to it which makes this tiny read a pleasure to reread like a favourite poem. Jul 21, Ami Iida rated it really liked it. It's one of thebest shortJapanese story. Jan 08, Anna Jalipa rated it it was amazing. A good book for sophomores. Jul 18, Abdullah rated it it was amazing.
In the Buddha-land of Purity, there was a pond with a lot of lotus flowers. They were all as white as snow. Their golden stamens were continuously giving off sweet fragrance. One day in the morning, the Buddha was alone strolling around the lotus pond. When the Buddha was staying still by the pond, he happened to look down between the lotus leaves and flowers at the darken world of Hellit was far beneath the pond. He could clearly see the Styx, a bloody-pond and a pin-hill through the clear w In the Buddha-land of Purity, there was a pond with a lot of lotus flowers.
He could clearly see the Styx, a bloody-pond and a pin-hill through the clear water of the lotus pond. The Buddha noticed a man called Kandata squirming around with other sinners.
This man used to be a thief who had committed one misdeed after another, such as killing people and setting fires to houses, such a bad man was he. But he had carried out a good deed: it was many years ago when he was walking along in the deep woods, he found a small spider crawling across the path. He tried to stamp it down to death, but he changed his thought, "It is merely a small insect, but it is sorrowful to take its life thoughtlessly. Looking down at him, the Buddha thought of saving him out of Hell as he remembered Kandata's only good deed he had done in his life. Just the right time, the Buddha saw a spider spinning a beautiful silver thread between leaves of lotuses.
He gently picked it up and hung it down into the water between the white lotuses, as if it was aiming at Hell.
It became longer and longer and went down far, far from the lotus pond to Hell. It was completely dark out there. The only things that could be seen dimly were pins on the dreadful pin-hill. It was also dumb silent. The only sounds that could be heard were the sighs they sometimes gave off. Since they were down there, they were suffering the torments of Hell and had no more energy to speak with each other. Kandata was also choked with blood in the pond and did nothing but writhed in agony like a dying frog. In the soundless darkness that day, Kandata happened to look up at the sky above him.
He saw a silver thread hanging down toward him from far above the sky. Looking at it, he unconsciously clapped his hands with joy. In that case, they'd never drive me away onto the pin-hill nor make me sink into the bloody pond. He was good at doing so, as he used to be a thief. He kept climbing the thread up, up, up.
But however hard he did, it was not easy to get to the goal which was far away from Hell. On the way he felt too tired to climb up any more and stopped climbing to take a rest. He looked down; the bloody pond and the pin-hill were far below him. He thought he'd reach the goal sooner or later. He chuckled to himself with a voice of "well, well" for the first time in many years. He, however, noticed a huge number of sinners climbing up his thread like ants. He was flabbergasted and said to himself, "I don't think my spider's thread can bear such heavy weight.
If it snapped off, all the people on the thread would fall down headfirst into Hell, including me, who have climbed up all the way. This spider's thread belongs only to me. From whom the Hell did you get the permission to climb up the thread? Climb down quickly! He fell down headlong into the bloody pond spinning like a top in no time.
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The shining but shortened thread was still hanging down from the sky. It was still darkno moon or stars in the sky. After seeing Kandata sinking in the bottom of the bloody-pond like a stone, the Buddha resumed strolling as if nothing had happened, but he looked so sad. It seemed like the man's merciless behavior made the Buddha sad: trying to escape from Hell only by himself turned out to get him the equivalent punishment.
The lotuses in the pond had nothing to do with this affair.
The white flowers were quietly swaying and giving off sweet fragrance from their golden stamens. It had been nearly noon in Buddha land of Purity. May 03, cajlisay rated it it was amazing. Buddha was included in the story. The narrator as what I've read describes Buddha seeing different people from Paradise and Hell.
He was in Paradise, one morning, with the calming environment and peaceful mind. Then he suddenly saw the flower with a vision in the Hell showing Kandata, a great robber and a sinner who was doing a good thing. Spinster Miss Eleanor Lockhart is suddenly homeless and employment is her only option.