Friday, October 7, 2011
One day there was an earthquake that shook the entire Zen temple. Parts of it even collapsed. Many of the monks were terrified.
When the earthquake stopped the teacher said, "Now you have had the opportunity to see how a Zen man behaves in a crisis situation. You may have noticed that I did not panic. I was quite aware of what was happening and what to do. I led you all to the kitchen, the strongest part of the temple. It was a good decision, because you see we have all survived without any injuries. However, despite my self-control and composure, I did feel a little bit tense - which you may have deduced from the fact that I drank a large glass of water, something I never do under ordinary circumstances."
One of the monks smiled, but didn't say anything.
"What are you laughing at?" asked the teacher.
"That wasn't water," the monk replied, "it was a large glass of soy sauce."
Moral of the Story ...
Friends, when one starts living in the moment, fear disappears. Basically, desire creates fear.Out of fear comes the pretension and out of fear arises the pseudo personality. One needs to be fearless to be authentic. Generally, one shrinks, becomes closed and starts doubting in fear. Thus, one is left lonely.
Friends, fear can not be conquered. Fear, in fact, is a by-product of our unconscious living. So, the only way to get rid of fear, is to know its false reality and to become conscious.
Fear is a poison to the intelligence….!
Enjoy each Moment Friends …Today & Everyday…!!
Posted by Sunita C Bhagatjee