Lessons From Nature

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Re: Lessons From Nature

Postby carlos » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:03 pm


Lord Buddha was sitting under a banyan tree.
One day, a furious Brahman came to him and started abusing him.

The Brahman thought that Lord Buddha would reciprocate in the same manner, but to his utter surprise, there was not the slightest change in the
expression on his face.

Now, the Brahman became more furious. He hurled more and more abuses
at Buddha.
However, Lord Buddha was completely unmoved.
Actually there was a look of compassion on his face.
Ultimately the Brahman was tired of abusing him.

He asked, "I have been abusing you, but why are you not angry at all ?"

Lord Buddha calmly replied, "My dear brother, I have not accepted a
single abuse from you."

"But you heard all of them, didn't you?" The Brahman argued half-heartedly.

Buddha said, "I do not need the abuses, so why should I even hear them?"

Now the Brahman was even more puzzled. He could not understand the
calm reply from Lord Buddha.

Looking at his disturbed face, Buddha further explained,
"All those abuses remain with you."

"It cannot be possible. I have hurled all of them at you,"
the Brahmin persisted.

Buddha calmly repeated his reply, "But I have not accepted even a single
abuse from you !
Dear brother, suppose you give some coins to somebody, and if he does not
accept them, with whom will those coins remain?"

The Brahman replied, "If I have given the coins and not needed by someone,
then naturally they would remain with me."

With a meaningful smile on his face, Buddha said, "Now you are right.
The same has happened with your abuses. You came here and hurled abuses
at me, but I have not accepted a single abuse from you.
Hence, all those abuses remain with you only. So there is no reason to be
angry with you."

The Brahman remained speechless.
He was ashamed of his behavior and begged for Buddha's forgiveness.

Lesson To Learn From This Story:

Inner calmness and peace are keys to contented life. You know who you
are and what you want in life, so don't respond to what person said about
you in anger.
Control your anger with patience and calmness.
That is the biggest strength of Wise men.

Never take some one for granted, Hold every person Close to your Heart
because you might wake up one day and realize that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones.
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Re: Lessons From Nature

Postby carlos » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:02 pm

The Paradoxical Commandments.

People Are Illogical, Unreasonable And Self-Centered.
Love Them Anyway.

If You Do Good, People Will Accuse You Of Selfish, Ulterior Motives.
Do Good Anyway..

If You Are Successful, You Win False Friends And True Enemies.
Succeed Anyway.

The Good You Do Today Will Be Forgotten Tomorrow.
Do Good Anyway.

Honesty And Frankness Make You Vulnerable.
Be Honest And Frank Anyway.

The Biggest Persons With The Biggest Ideas,
Can Be Shot Down By The Smallest Persons With The Smallest Minds.
Think Big Anyway.

People Favor Underdogs But Follow Only Top Dogs.
Fight For A Few Underdogs Anyway.

What You Spend Years Building May Be Destroyed Overnight.
Build Anyway.

People Really Need Help, But May Attack You If You Do Help Them.
Help Them Anyway.

Give The World The Best You Have And You'll Get Kicked In The Teeth.
Give The World The Best You Have Anyway..!
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Re: Lessons From Nature

Postby carlos » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:09 pm

THE PREGNANT DEER - such a beautiful story !

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth.
She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river.
This seems a safe place.
Suddenly labour pains begin.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above & lightning starts a forest fire.
She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her.
To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her.

What can the pregnant deer do?
She is in labour!

What will happen?
Will the deer survive?
Will she give birth to a fawn?
Will the fawn survive?
Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire?
Will she perish to the hunters' arrow?
Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her?

She is constrained by the fire on the one side & the flowing river on the other & boxed in by her natural predators.

What does she do?
She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are:

- Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter.
- He releases the arrow which zips past the deer & strikes the hungry lion.
- It starts to rain heavily, & the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
- The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.

In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities.

Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us & overwhelm us.

Maybe we can learn from the deer.
The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby.

The rest was not in her hands & any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.

Ask yourself,
Where is your focus?
Where is your faith and hope?

In the midst of any storm, do keep it on God always.
He will never ever dissapoint you. NEVER.

Remember, GOD neither slumbers nor sleeps..
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Re: Lessons From Nature

Postby carlos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:50 pm

The Leaking Bucket

~ You wake up early morning trying to do your Pooja / Path/Yoga but your mind is elsewhere and before you know it, you're done with it without being mindful of it. (A leaking bucket)

~ You're very kind to outsiders/people in general and speak with them gently but with your own family you're always harsh/rude. (A leaking bucket)

~ You honour and treat your guests well but when they leave, you gossip about them and talk about their flaws. (A leaking bucket)

~ You try to read as much religious books, listen to Satsang /Keertan, participate in social services/ Sewa but you swear, insult, curse daily. (A leaking bucket)

~ You help others but you're doing it to gain something in return from them and not doing those acts of kindness selflessly. (A leaking bucket)

~ You frequently advice/preach others on religious matters but practice none yourself.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You slander other devout persons out of hatred/spite when your views do not meet one another. (A leaking bucket)

~ You look down on others and feel more superior than them, judging their level of knowledge about religion based on external appearances (A leaking bucket)

We struggle to fill our "lives"(the bucket) with "earnings" of religious knowledge (the water), hoping it will retain inside but it is leaked by the many flaws (the holes) that we commit daily.

An excellent reminder for all, including myself, to try and patch these holes up so we may progress further on this beautiful path of spiritual life.
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Re: Lessons From Nature

Postby carlos » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Who is your fallback..!! Wonderful..must read...

People help you the way they know to help you. To help you to come out of stress, one friend will ask you to drink and another will ask you to meditate.

To overcome hurt, one friend will ask you to take revenge and get even, and another will ask you to forgive and get ahead with your life. ‘Who is your fallback’ makes all the difference.

Duryodhana’s predicament, in his own words, was, “I know what is right but I am not able to indulge in it. I know what is wrong but I am not able to avoid it.”

He needed a fallback. His fallback was his uncle Shakuni, and resultantly, Duryodhana moved from bad to worse.

Arjuna’s predicament was different. He was allowing his personal emotions to dominate his sense of duty, and hence wanted to escape from the responsibilities he had towards upholding righteousness.

He needed a fallback. His fallback was Krishna, and resultantly, Arjuna was restored to his greatness.

Humans we are, at some point or the other, we all need a fallback. ‘Who is your fallback’ makes all the difference.

Choose Well
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