Buddha reached the gate of heaven. Of course, the people there were waiting. They opened the door, they welcomed him, but he turned his back towards the door looked at the world — millions of souls on the same path, struggling, in misery, in anguish, striving to reach this gate of heaven and bliss.
The doorkeeper said, “Come in, please. We have been waiting for you”
Buddha said, “How can I come when others have not reached? It doesn’t seem to be the right time. How can I enter when the whole has not yet entered? I will have to wait. It is just as if my hands has reached into the door and my feet have not reached yet. I will have to wait. Just the hand cannot enter alone.”