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PEACE OF MIND
6/24/2013 5:43:52 PM


PEACE OF MIND
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"

.............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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