BUDDHA

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BUDDHA

Once Buddha was traveling with a few of His followers.

While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty.  Do get me some water from the lake. "The disciple walked up to the lake.

At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid.

The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?"

So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy.  I don't think it is fit to drink."

After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake.

The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy. He returned and informed Buddha about the same.

After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.

This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear.

So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple 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 have clear water."

Your mind is like that too! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time.  It will settle down on its own.

You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen.  It is effortless."

Having 'Peace of Mind' is not a strenuous job,

It is an effortless process, so keep your mind cool and have a great life ahead...

Never leave your close ones. If you find few faults in them just close your eyes and remember the best time you spent together.

Because affection is More Important than Perfection..! Neither can you hug yourself,

nor you can cry on your own shoulder.

Life is all about living for one another,  so live with those who love you the most...

 

Another   episode

One day Gautama Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude
young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake."

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man

"Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom the gift belongs?"

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered,
"It would belong to me, because I bought the gift."

The Buddha smiled and said, "That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself."

If you are right then there is no need to get angry

And if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,

Patience with self is confidence, and

Patience with GOD is faith.

Never Think Hard about PAST,

It brings Tears...
Don't Think more about FUTURE,

It brings Fears...

Live this Moment with a Smile, it brings Cheers.