Friday, June 29, 2012


A Buddhist was going from town to town with some of his followers. They happened to pass by a lake and they decided to stop a little close to it to rest.

After resting for a while, the Buddhist told one of his followers, 'I'm dying of thirst, please move down to the lake and get me some water to drink'

The follower immediately obeyed and went down to get his master a drink of water. When he got there, he met a group of natives washing clothes in the water. While still there, a bullock cart crossed through the lake and the water became so turbid and dirty. He couldn't get clean water for his master to drink. He felt it was inappropriate to give the dirty water to his master and so, he went back to explain things to him.

Getting to his master, he told him, ''I met some people washing by the lake, the water is very muddy and it is not fit to be drunk''

After an hour or there about, the Buddhist sent the disciple to the lake again to get him water to drink. Not uttering a word of complain, the follower obeyed and went down to get the water for his Buddhist master.
This time around, he discovered that the water was no longer muddy and dirty as it was before, it had settled and was clean, hence, fit for drinking. He took some water in the jar he took with him and went back to his master.

The Buddha took the water, looked at the disciple in the face and said, "See what you did to make the water clean, you let it be... and the mud settled down on its own - And you got clear and clean water. Your mind is also like that. When it is disturbed, just let0it be. Give it a little time, it will settle down on its own. You don't need to put in any effort to calm it down, it will happen. It's effortless"

Yeah, that's the mESSAGE OF THE STORy
It doesn't require any effort to have peace of mind. It is not a strenuous job. It is an effortless process. When there is peace inside you. That peace permeates to the outside. It spreads around you such that people around you start feeling that peace and grace.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012


At last, the train started to move. Filled with a large number of people of various age groups, young, old, college girls, business men and all others, everyone sat close to someone.
An old man was sitting close to
Near the window, seated a old
man with is 30 year old son. As
train moves on, the son is overwhelmed with great joy, he was thrilled with the outside scenery. "Wow! Daddy, see the green trees, they seemed to be moving away from us, It's beautiful outside there"
This kind of behaviour is not expected from a 30 years old individual, infact, it is strange, everyone in the train got irritated by his childish acts and almost everybody began muttering something to himself or herself... Jane particularly, remarked loudly, "This guy is a crack, a disgrace and not sociable" The old man heard this but held his peace.

Not so long, it started to rain outside. The 30 year old son filled with joy, exclaimed "oh! The rain is beautiful!" Jane, most irritated of all, with rain drops splashing over her through the open window remarked harshly again, "Can't you see it's raining? You this foolish old man, if your son is mentally retarded, why not take him to a mental asylum and stop disturbing public peace"
The old man at first hesitated, then replied in a low tone, "We are on our way back from the hospital, my son has been blind from birth, he got discharged this morning, he just got his vision last week, and so, all these works of nature are new to his eyes, please forgive us for any inconvenience we might have caused you "


Things don't always appear to be as they seem, be slow to judge others, as more often than not, you are always not aware of the true situation.

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