Parable of the Day: Searching for Fire in Hell

A king met a wise man on the road.

“Where are you going from?” the king asked.

“I’m going from the Hell,” the wise man replied.

“What did you do there?” the king was surprised.

“I needed some fire,” the wise man explained. “I asked them to share their fire with me. However, their leader said that they don’t have fire. I was surprised—how come? He assured me, ‘I tell you, we don’t have fire, everyone comes with their own fire.’”

Translated by The Catalog of Good Deeds