paganbuddha wrote:remember, the grasshopper was having fun all day long, while the ant was working his ass off, to prepare for the winter ......... as the cold came they both froze to death
Actually, you've got the story all wrong. In Aesops fable it is an ant and a cicada ( not a grasshopper) and it is the cicada that, having spent all summer singing and taunting the ant instead of working, begs the ant for food when the winter comes. The ant refuses him food and (it is assumed that) the cicada dies.
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master