Wednesday, March 7, 2018

You Actually Believe in Mother?

photo credit: Deep Roots at Home
Today's post is not original with me. It came to me from the blog titled, Deep Roots at Home. That author came across this 'parable' on FB and saw no attribution to the writer.  I did a little digging and found this:

A parable/thought experiment from the Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek

It's a short and interesting story I felt worth sharing....


In a mother’s womb were two babies.

One asked the other, “Do you believe in life after delivery?”

The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is she now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of her. It is in her that we live. Without her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see her, so it is only logical that she doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive her presence, and you can hear her loving voice, calling down from above.”

“…as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love Him”-
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.”
~1 Corinthians 2: 9-10


  1. Awe, I saw this on FB and now reading again, just gave me the warm fuzzies. Love, love this!

  2. I've seen this before, a few times, and it is always worth reading again. A wonderful analogy. Beautiful.

  3. I have not seen this before. It is a wonderful analogy.

  4. Oh my! I've never seen that before! Thank you so much for sharing it here! What a powerful message this is...It certainly makes you think about how we/people think about the "afterlife", doesn't it? Wow!!