Bersaf the Wise, King of Spirits, arose from his throne, the seat of judgement and proclaimed: “If you humans would practise loving-kindness, the animals would work willingly alongside you. Heaven and Earth would come together and gentle rain would fall. No one would need direction or instruction and all things would take their course. If you humans understood this, life would be transformed and all would be at peace.

“If you humans wish to rule, you must serve with humility. If you choose to lead, you must learn what it means to follow. In this way, when you rule, the animals will not feel oppressed ...


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