Precious Human Life – Story
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers of being courtiers in rich kingdoms, got together to visit their old gurukula teacher.
Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life trying to please the royalty.
The Gurudev’s wife wanted to offer the guests some badam flavoured milk in a few cups. Being an elderly lady, she initially got the empty cups out. Some of the cups were brand new and made of gold, some were middle-aged and made of silver and others were very old & were made of bronze or copper.
The Gurudev accompanied the Guru Maatha (Gurudev’s wife) into the kitchen to assist her in getting the pot of hot badam flavoured milk.
Gurudeva & Guru Maatha slowly started offering their guest the milk.
They requested the students to help themselves.
When all the students had a cup of milk in hand, the Gurudeva said:
“If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was milk, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other ‘ s cups Now if life is milk, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the milk in it.”
Don’t let the cups drive you.. Enjoy the milk instead. Human Life is precious. For maintenance of the body and family certain material benefits are required. But having go this rare human life better concentrate on enjoying it. The greatest source of enjoyment is Krishna Consciousness. Let us all chant, dance & sing the Glories of the Lord.
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