The Parable of the Phantom City and the Treasure Land

The Parable of the Phantom City and the Treasure Land (Chapter 7)

A group of people was travelling on a steep road in search of treasure. Midway, they lose heart and want to turn back. Their wise leader conjures a phantom city within sight to encourage the group to move on and take a rest at the city. Once they reach the city and recover from their exhaustion, the leader makes the phantom city disappear and tells them that the true destination, a magnificent treasure tower is close by.

Interested to read further? The article below explains the significance of this parable:

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Source: SGI Quarterly, October 2014