The Seekers arrive at a point where the path splits. Both choices look about the same, but one has a curtain of gold suspended across it. Before they can make a decision about which way to go a man appears. He is dressed in fabulous festival garb. He has obviously spent a lot of money at the vendor’s booths.
The Devil: Ah, seekers. My favorite people. And you obviously have a decision to make. And I’m here to help you make it.
Let’s be up front about this. Survival is the name of the game—if you don’t stay alive, you don’t reach enlightenment right?
To survive, you have to eat and you have to have a roof over your head and so you need…….money.
Now to get that money you need to have a job. And to get a good job that you like doing and that pays enough to feed you and put a roof over your head you need an education or training.
To get this you need….money!
And where’s the joy in life if you don’t take a few fabulous vacations? Have a few nice clothes? Buy the things that make your heart sing? And party down with your friends?
Do you have kids? Then it’s your responsibility to care for them and make sure they have all their needs met and help pay for their education so they can get a good job.
All these things require………money!!
Good, responsible people pay their own way, provide for their families, stay healthy, and enjoy life. They go this way. (points to the golden curtain.)
Lazy dreamers, whackos, and deluded idiots go that way. (points to the other path)
It’s an obvious decision.
The Devil’s job is to make sure the seekers go through the golden curtain.
If the seekers opt for the golden curtain, the trail behind it quickly loops back to The Devil.
The Devil: Was that fun or what?
Seekers will say no or just stare at him.
The Devil: Well, if it wasn’t, you obviously weren’t doing it right! Try it again. (Gestures toward the curtain)
At this point, the seekers will probably see the trap and head off down the other path.
The Devil: (calling after them) You’ll be sorry!