“Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It’s as if the whole world has been covered.”
is the story of a young king named Creet who rules a land where people
walk with bare feet. When the young king stubs his toe one day, he
decides to protect his people by covering the whole kingdom in
leather—with some unexpected results!
Based on the ancient wisdom
of the Buddhist sage Shantideva, this story shows how we can find
creative solutions when something is difficult or makes us frustrated.
We can’t make the whole world smooth and easy with no bumps, but we can
learn to handle the bumps by working with our hearts and minds to change