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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Japanese Cups

A student asked the Zen Master, Suzuki Roshi, “Why do the Japanese make their teacups so thin and delicate that they break easily?”

"It's not that the cups are too delicate," the master answered, "but they break easily just because you don't know how to handle them. You must adjust yourself to the environment, and not vice versa! The delicate Japanese cups are the reminders for you to be aware of this fact!"

Moral of the story ....

Friends, most of our miseries arise because we are not ready to adjust ourselves according to our surroundings or we don't allow the change to happen. We cling to our ideas.

A man of awareness knows that life means constantly changing. To accept the nature of life, to accept this existence, with all its seasons and moods, this constant flow which never stops for a single moment, only leads to bliss! Most of us want to live without any change in our lives, which means we are asking for the impossible.

Friends, a man of awareness becomes courageous enough to accept the phenomenon of change and in this very acceptance is the bliss. Then everything becomes good, and one never gets frustrated ....because one has never asked for anything.

Live a Meaningful Day Friends !