Friday, July 23, 2010

Let it be

Once Buddha along with his disciples happened to pass a lake. They stopped
there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed bullock cart 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 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 and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake and found the mud was settled a bit but still not fit for drinking. He returned and informed Buddha about the same.
After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.The disciple reached the lake to find the lake absolutely clean and clear with pure water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it was crystal 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 just let it be....
and the mud settled down on its own - and you got clear water.Buddha continued "Your mind is also like that! 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."

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Brain - It's a good thing that Spain won. I was rooting for them to win though I am not a football fan. Why, because now that Spaniards have something to cheer about. This victory will lead to people drinking, eating, shopping, gifting etc thereby providing some contribution to the economy. Hopefully this will help lift the depression and maybe stop the recession. So, good that Spain won.

Heart - Some people can't leave sports as sports, can they?