Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lay Your Troubles at the Guru’s Feet

Our mind is bound by the five gross attachments: ego, greed, lust, anger, and jealousy.”

Sri Swami Vishwananda

A small story about attachment to the ego and anger versus Love:
One day, a certain Guru was sitting by the sacred Ganges River in the Himalayas of India talking to his Disciple. The Guru asked his Disciple how he felt about a tragedy that had recently taken place in his life. The Disciple said, “I feel I have two tigers fighting in my heart. One tiger is a vengeful, angry, attacking one. The other tiger is a loving, compassionate one.” The Guru asked his Disciple, “Which tiger will win the fight in your heart?”

The Disciple answered wisely, “The one I feed.”

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