June 22, 2014

Happyness 20

June 21 :
Having a wonderful friend who knows I love stories - and shared this with me today. Thank you buddy! :)

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers.. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink!"

So he came back and told Buddha, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink." After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake.

This time too he found that the lake was muddy. He returned and informed Buddha about the same. After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back. The disciple reached the lake to find the lake absolutely clean and clear with pure water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said," See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be ... . and the mud settled down on its own - and you got clear water. Your mind is also like that! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless."

And I was clearly asked to remember this story. Always. Will do :)

Happyness 19

June 20

I love stories, I guess that is why I enjoy watching movies and reading books.

In the last fortnight I watched these movies:
1. Catch me if you can - wonderful Tom Hanks movie, cant believe hadnt watched it so long.
2. Lakshmi - This 2014 release is directed by Nagesh Kuknoor. Deeply disturbing.The very end leaves you with a smile.
3. Snitch - Liked it.
4. The internship - The idea behind the story line is great, execution of it seems diluted at times.

And there were some amazing TED talks I watched. When I listen to talks, interviews, watch movies, read books - there is a stillness in my mind, with all the focus on what is being said and it gives me a pleasure loosing myself like that.

June 17, 2014

Happyness 16

June 17 :

Walk in the park...cool breeze, awesome weather!

Happyness - 15

June 16 :

Yalakki bananas!
Yalakki bananas are smaller versions of bananas that are very sweet and tasty! :)

June 11, 2014

Must Dos to remain sane...

1. Mind your own business. You do not run the show and have no control of what happens, give your best and keep going. 2. Read books. Rea...