Saffron Robe

A king asked a sage to explain the Truth. In response the sage asked the king how he would convey the taste of a mango to someone who had never eaten anything sweet. No matter how hard the king tried, he could not adequately describe the flavor of the fruit, and, in frustration, he demanded of the sage “Tell me then, how would you describe it?” The sage picked up a mango and handed it to the king saying, “This is very sweet. Try eating it!”

(A Hindu Teaching Story)

Mango. Ice. Tamarind. A little bit of cinnamon. A blender.

Try it.


3 responses to “Saffron Robe

  1. I can vouch for the yumminess of this drink!

  2. Hey! I am really enjoying your blog! My husband and I are expat-ing it in Japan here at the moment and were thinking of adding Laos to our New Years vacation to Vietnam. I think yours is the first blog on Laos I’ve ever seen! Keep up the good work. 🙂


    • HI Mari! I ducked over to your blog and it sounds like you are having a grand adventure too! Yup, plenty to do and see here in Laos (especially Luang Prabang) if you make it up here. I’m going to write a post about a waterfall trip we recently made soon enough. Let me know if you decide to come into Laos.

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