"Don't you just hate it when your lunch doesn't arrive on time?"
Thank you Bhante for raising an interesting problem. And sadhu for Manasikara for the compassionate act. Next time you do it, after moving the worm to a safe place, don't forget to bring along some food (pieces of candy, slices of bread, apples or bananas, etc..) and give them to the ants. That way, the worm would be saved and the ants would have a huge food source enough to last at least a couple days. Problem solved! But at the end, what Bhanta said was quite true. There's no external solution that could act as a complete final solution to the inherent suffering nature of samsara. That's why the Buddha had to leave his mansion and loved ones behind. He could easily stayed and become the best king, the best son, the best husband, the best whatever...but that obviously wouldn't be good enough. Tons of people wouldn't get enlightened and none of us here would've had the wonderful opportunity to taste the sweetness of His great Teaching!!
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