I think everyone knows about this Story – Stop being a glass, Become a lake. alright, but I would like to share this story in this blog.
Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he had a very sad life and asked for a solution.
The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.
The Master asked, How does it taste? The young man told it was terrible.
The Master smiled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the young man took his handful of salt into the lake.
The old man said, Now drink from the lake. As the water dropped down the young man’s chin, the Master asked, How does it taste?
The Young man told, Good!. Do you taste the salt? asked by the Master. No, said by a young man.
The Master sit beside this young man, took his hands, and said,
The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the ‘pain’ depends on the container we put it into.
So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of thinks. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
This post is also published on Pace Oddity