Beautiful thought by lord Buddha

Charu Srivastava (Company Secretary) (4210 Points)

17 September 2012  

Once Buddha wastravelling 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 waterfrom the lake."


The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart startedcrossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy andturbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water toBuddha 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 backto the lake.


The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy. He returnedand 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 wasclean and clear. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it toBuddha.


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 settleddown on its own -- and you have clear water.


Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Giveit a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don't have to putin 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!