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N.R.SUBRAMANIAM
05-15-2013, 04:36 PM
Once Buddha was walking from one place to another.While they were passing through a lake,they stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, " I am very thirsty. Do get some water from that lake ."
The disciple walked to the lake and noticed that at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result the water became very muddy, very 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 the lake is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink."

After half an hour again Buddha asked him to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake.

This time too he found that the lake was muddy. He returned and informed Buddha about the same. After sometime again Buddha sent the same disciple to the lake to get water..

The disciple reached the lake to find that the lake absolutely clean and clear. The mud had settled down and water above it looked fit to drink. So he collected some water in a pot brought it to Buddha..

Buddha looked at the water, and then said to the disciple," See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be.... and the mud settled down on its own. and you got the clear water.
Your mind is also 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 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.

TREAT EVERYONE WITH POLITENESS EVEN THOSE WHO ARE RUDE TO YOU:
NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NICE
BUT YOU ARE NICE

aslesha1956
05-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Dear Sir

Very nice and thanks

pinakapani
05-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Nice thought. Thanks.
Gowrishankar

Shridhar Bhatt
05-17-2013, 03:17 AM
nice one....Thanks..........SB