Sports Competition

PureInsight | July 16, 2001

Many people have heard of this story: A person went to visit a school and saw a group of students playing basketball in the schoolyard. He asked the teacher, “Why don’t you give each student a ball? They are working so hard and being so miserable chasing after the same ball!”

The story is of course a joke, but lately I no longer think of it as a joke. It is actually how a higher level being thinks of sports competition in the human world. In a truly peaceful society, would people still be interested in watching such highly physical sports competitions like basketball and soccer?

(Translated on July 5 from

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