Friday, March 27, 2009

In order to attain anything in this world, you first have to relinquish your attachment to it.

I came across a very good story of sorts recently and I wish to put it down here.

There was a group of monks returning to their abode inside the forest.The group comprised of a guru and his followers.It was a rainy season and they came across a river which was flowing very rapid.It was difficult and dangerous to cross.They saw a very pretty woman who was trying to cross but was unable to.Her clothes were wet and it was doing a poor job of concealing her beauty.

One of the disciples offered help and carried her across the river.Other disciples were shocked since it was forbidden to even think about women.Touching was almost criminal.These monks were supposed to be free from any worldly desires and kama.So they kept discussing about the fellow monk's action and when they reached their home, one of them asked the guru about this.

Guru had only one thing to say,"He carried her only across the river.But you are still carrying her."


Personal update:
I hate this since I don't want to bore people with my shit.But sometimes, it's just too much.
Working my ass off and hardly have time to spare.
Some things are not working out as expected.
Generally sad and hating every moment of it.


The Buddhist Conservative said...

These are the responses that separate the Gurus from the rest. When we go on and on about the actions of others, we are doing very much the same thing.

I hope things get better for you. Life throws a lot of curve balls we are not expecting. Remember that each of us has the power to push through these times even if we do not see it clearly. Don't be afraid to ask for a little help getting across the river. As you said in the previous post, we are not strangers, we just know each other in a new way.

May you find peace.



love you for the beautiful words.I find comfort in words like these and am grateful to HIM for this.

I was laughing at myself by seeing this post because I need to read it the most and truly understand every words of this-- "In order to attain anything in this world, you first have to relinquish your attachment to it."

morrow said...

Thanks for sharing that story. I love the Guru's answer. Hope things are looking up for you soon.

Mandy said...

Letting go is such a hard thing for us, we are taught to grasp and hold on to what we can. More, More, More, it's a hard habit to break. And when you do learn to finally let go...people give you sh&& about not caring...



Mandy:you're right.I'm often accused by people around me that I don't care about anything and I'm irresponsible etc...
Actually, I think they envy me.!

"I walk the lonely roads,the only one that I've ever known."