An old woman heard that the young lady living next door had lost her earrings, and went to comfort her.
The lady said light heartedly "It doesn't matter that the earrings are lost, for as long as the ears exist, there is nothing to regret."
The puzzled old woman asked, "Isn't your earring made of jade? It is costly! So costly a thing is lost, don't you regret it?" to which she replied, "Ears are valuable, not because they areadorned with earrings but because they have the ability to hear. To ears, it does not add or decrease anything, whether earring exists or not."
英语寓言故事大全带翻译2:The Crow and the Snake
A hungry crow spied a snake lying asleep in a sunny spot, and, picking it up in his claws, he was carrying it off to a place where he could make a meal of it without being disturbed, when the snake reared its head and bit him. It was a poisonous snake, and the bite was fatal, and the dying crow said, "What a cruel fate is mine!I thought I had made a lucky find, and it has cost me my life!"
Mountain Yangdu is a sheer and serene mountain, and is a inclement place. But it is home to black bears.
Black bears loathe blood in nature. If a black bear gets scratched by thorns when crossing agorge, it will scratch the wound with its claw in order to remove the bloodstains. But it doesn't know that blood and flesh are not separable and when there is more and more blood and flesh are not separable and when there is more and more blood coming out, it will tear off the flesh. Seeing the blood pouring out and can not be stopped, it will be angered and keep scratching until it gets to its stopped, it will be angered and keep scratching until it gets to its own guts and tear apart its viscera and die.