Posted in Motivational

The dirty laundry

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.

The next morning, while they were having their breakfast, the young woman watches her neighbour hang the washed laundry outside.

“That laundry is not very clean”, she said, “She doesn’t know how to wash properly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang her washed clothes to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
“Look! She has learnt how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.”

Her husband said: “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!”

And so it is with life:

What we see when we are watching others, depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Our life is a creation of our own mind.

So let us remember this story of ‘Dirty Laundry’ and clean our windows before commenting or concluding on others.

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Posted in Motivational, My words

ಸೌಖ್ಯ

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ಸಂತಸ ನಾವು ತಲುಪಲಿಚ್ಛಿಸುವ ಒಂದು ಹಂತ ಅಥವಾ ಗುರಿಯಲ್ಲ. ಅದೊಂದು ಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ. ಅದು ಕೋಪ, ಹತಾಶೆ ಮತ್ತು ಗೊಂದಲಗಳ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಭಾವನೆ. ನಾವು ಎಷ್ಟು ಬೇಗ ‘ಹೀಗೆ ಆಗಬೇಕು’ ಎಂಬ ನಿರಿಕ್ಷೆಗಳ್ಳನ್ನ ಬಿಡುವುದನ್ನು ಕಳಿಯುತ್ತೆವೋ ಆಗ ತಾನಾಗಿಯೇ ಸರಳವಾಗಿ ಜೀವಿಸುವುದು ಸುಲಭವಾಗುತ್ತೆ ಹಾಗು ಅದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಬಳುವಳಿಯಾಗಿ ಬರುವ ದೌರ್ಜನ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಸದೆಬಡಿದು ಹಿಮ್ಮೆಟ್ಟಿ ನಿಲ್ಲಬಹುದು.

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Acharya’s puzzling act

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One night Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the great Advaita master, was desperately searching for something on the street outside his small hut. When his pupil returned from his errand, he saw this and curiously asked the Master, “Aacharya, what are you looking for here on the street at this hour?”

Shankaracharya  replied, “I lost my needle, I am looking for it.”

The pupil joined him in the search, but after searching for a while, he asked, “Can you try and recollect where u dropped it?”

Shankaracharya  said, “Of course, I remember. I dropped it near the bed inside the hut.”

The pupil, utterly astonished at the strange answer, said,  “Aacharya, you say you lost it inside the house, then why are we looking for it outside?”

Shankaracharya innocently replied, “There is no oil left in the lamp, so it is pitch dark inside the house. Hence I thought of searching for it outside, since there is enough street light here.”

While holding back his laugh, the pupil said, “If you lost your needle inside the house, how could you even expect to find it outside?”

Shankaracharya smiled back at the pupil and the pupil got the message.

Isn’t that what we do? We run to far away temples and walk up mountains to search for what we have lost inside ourselves. We are all seeking outside what we have lost inside us. Why? Just because it is pitch dark Inside.
Silly, aren’t we?!

Light the lamp inside you and find your lost treasure right therein