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Muddy water

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Dear Members,

I came across this mail. Hence, I would like to share it with you all.

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of
his followers..
This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they 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
that right 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 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.This time too he found that the lake
was muddy. 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
looked fit to be had. 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 got clear water. 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.
Dear Members,

Thanks for the comments. As said by Ananthanarayanji, calm and peacefullness will only help these younger generation in this busy world. To practice this, they have to do some meditation and yoga. Hope this younger generation succeeds all their tension and lead a good and peaceful life.
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