Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spirituality's highest lesson learnt from ...

A villager's son was stricken with a most serious ailment. His father was inconsolable. He went from one village doctor to another searching for a cure for his son, but nobody could cure him. Finally the father brought his son to the best doctor in the town. This doctor tried various treatments, but the son's condition did not improve. One day the doctor said to the father, "I do not think I will be able to cure your son. You have only one option left: pray to God."

"I have been praying and praying," cried the father. "Do you think I have not been praying?"

The father felt that any day, at any moment, his son would die. This was his only son. His wife had passed away many years before, so he was both mother and father to the son.

Every day the father would enter his son's room in the hospital and kneel by his bed. Then he would start sobbing. Late at night he would go home, and then he would come back to the hospital again in the morning. The doctor felt genuinely sad that he could not cure the patient. He knew that in a day or two the patient would die. Eventually the hour of death struck. It was in the middle of the night, and the father had gone home. Death came and snatched away the son.

Although doctors are accustomed to seeing death, this particular doctor felt very sad. How could he tell the poor father that his son was no more? He felt that it would break his heart. For hours the doctor was inwardly preparing himself to give the father the message.

At last the father arrived at the hospital. The doctor saw that on that day, of all days, the father was so happy. In this kind of happy mood he had to hear the worst possible news. With utmost kindness and sympathy, the doctor said, "I am glad that today you are happy. I do not know why you are happy but, unfortunately, I have to give you some bad news. Please, please sit down. I regret to tell you that your son passed away."

The doctor looked at the father, but the old man was not shedding tears. He seemed quite normal. The doctor said to him, "Perhaps you are in shock. Otherwise, I cannot understand your reaction. You can come and see your son's body if you wish. Your son has passed away and you are not crying at all!"

The old man went to see his son's body. Even then he did not cry. Now the doctor could not fathom the mystery. How could a father be so indifferent to his son's passing? He said to himself, "He has been crying for weeks and weeks. Perhaps he has no tears left." Then the doctor started questioning the father. He said, "How can this be? For a father not to cry is most strange!"

The father said, "Last night I had a most significant dream. In my dream I was a king and my queen was so beautiful. I had five sons. These young princes were so smart, handsome, well educated and kind- hearted. Everybody appreciated me, everybody extolled my wife's beauty to the skies and everybody admired my children. As king, I was so great and powerful. Then in my dream I saw that one by one my wife died and all my sons died. I was so happy to have these five sons, but when they died, I did not cry. Why? Because I knew it was only a dream."

Now, for only one son do I have to cry? This life is also only a dream. When we are in ignorance, we cry for every little reason. But in my dream, one by one, all my dear ones departed. At that time, I did not cry. So why do I have to cry now? Just because this is reality? Dream and reality are the same. This moment we call something reality and the next moment we call the same thing a dream."

So the doctor received spirituality's highest lesson from his patient's father.

-Sri Chinmoy, Life's Bleeding Tears And Flying Smiles, Part 12,

25 comments:

Guru Krishnan said...

Good Morning :) What a story for my day...Thanks Master!!

Guru Krishnan said...

If you had noticed from the labels at the right hand side of the blog, if you had read all the post in this sequence, you would have had enlightenment first, which would allow you to think in calm and composed manner to learn Elliott wave and other trading methods with discipline...:)

***Life Line (297)
***Elliott wave (55)
***Trading methods (51)
***Trading with discipline (50)

venkatapathy l said...

Namaste Ilango Sir

Love and regards,

LV

santosh said...

WE MOSTLY SAY MY DREAM CAME TRUE WHILE WE LIVE REALITY........

durga said...

Good morning Master n all blig mates
Most of the awakened state is cilled with
Dreams- meaning nt staying in present.
Mind has a way to learn by assimilating the present thru past exp, n future interests. According to Philosophy this is
Dreaming. So all this s a dream with n a Dream. Unfortunately we die in our sreams trying to live it. Our Heart knows the difference. We rarely have courage to follow it- becuse it is so Honest n truthful.
So we will try to wake up. Good day

NEVER GIVE UP said...

Good Morning Sir & All Friends.
Very true sir we all are living a dream.
Great Sir.

Ilango said...

@ durga,

This story draws a parallel to the feelings one has during "dreams" and the different reactions for the similar incidents in real life.

The "Key factor" that differentiates is:

You are a "spectator" in your dreams.....but you are a "participant/ player" in real life.

Become a spectator to things happening in real life to you to "become detached", to "surrender", to "accept" and then act there on to deal with life's moments both happy and sad. You'll then reach that elusive equilibrium...the evasive balance to tread on the middle path, the neutral path.

durga said...

Master yu always amazes me . Everytime you blog i learn a new thing- rather a window opens up to a new horizon.
Your Buddhist concept of balance has
Made a sea change in my thinking, when i first came across that here long ago. Since then iam a
happyman. Somehow the concept releived me . Thank you master.

rajiv malik said...

You are a "spectator" in your dreams.....but you are a "participant/ player" in real life.

very prophetic words ilango ji !
as ususal very inspiring post !

rajiv malik said...

what nifty levels can we see on monday and how one should trade nifty once there is a gap down ?

in response to my above question,

Uday Moghe on facebook, says- Gap down likely below 6220 and if sustains then possible levels to be watched are 6150, 6090, 5970.

Real problem will start below 6150. But since we have RBI policy on 28th, shorts should be covered fast as covering rally may begin from any level mentioned above.

Rahul said...

The above story inspires me to write the below sayings from a Jain book,
Everything that takes birth has to die. The only escape to the cycle of death and life is MOKSH. Jainism says that all living beings are so attached to the material world that they do not want to escape the cycle of death and life. The path to MOKSH is detachment from material world including your loved ones, but unconditional love and sympathy for all living beings.

SKS said...

@ Rajiv Malik

6220-6150-6090-5970 are all dreams
reality is only @ 9:15 am 27-12-2014

No market talks in this thread. That's a dream

Sriram

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

So if one extrapolates this lesson to trading......

Just watch nifty going up and down like a spectator .....following it faithfully like the vodafone doggie.......Wherever Nifty goes.....we follow...and become healthy and wealthy ..slowly and quietly.....:):)

shriram said...

Puppet Body , Bio-robos we are...

Mind = Sf.wr ; Body : Hd/wr

Controller --> ELSE WHERE !

:-)

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

@Sriram....:)

DNA code = Software code...(If software can be coded in silicon why not on protein?

Body = Computer in a skin muscle bag with holes for input and output

Brain/Spinal cord = Hard Disk/Processor/Ram/Motherboard

Mind/Consciousness = Operator

Each Operator is connected on networks to a Central Server/SuperEntity/Controller

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

http://prof-vaidyanathan.com/2014/01/13/is-india-safe-what-is-ford-foundation/

vk said...

Namaste Guruji.

vk said...

@ sometimesbullsometimesbear

Thank you.

rajiv malik said...

“Freedom in the mind, Faith in the words, Pride in our hearts & Memories in our souls… Lets salute,
The Nation on #RepublicDay 2014 !!

Anonymous said...

rajiv malik thanks for reminding this all great indians here.

Ilango said...

@ shriram,

:-)

Keyboard & mouse are with us; those are choices...ours..our responsibilities.

He has given us a long, long rope to effect our choices..

Controller --> IS NOT ELSE WHERE !

Here..In each one of us..

D.S.SASAN said...

Thanks Master, Every weak a GOOD MORAL LESSON.
Now. goodnight to all.

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rajiv malik said...

businessline on nifty

Nifty (6,266.7)
The Nifty too reversed from the intra-week peak of 6,355.6 to end the week with a doji formation. That typically reflects indecision.

The week ahead: The weakness is expected to continue in the Nifty in the short-term. Immediate downward targets for the Nifty are 6,247 and 6,223. Traders can initiate short positions in rallies with stop- loss at 6,370.

However they should watch out for upward reversal from the zone around 6,222, where the 50-day moving average is also positioned. Target on a decline below 6,222 is 6,140.

Resistances for the short-term will be at 6,356 and 6,415. Target on a move above 6,415 is 6,469.

Medium-term trend: The medium-term trend in the Nifty too is sideways since the November-peak of 6342.9.

Since this sideways move occurs after a rally from the low of 5119, there are two ways in which this sideways move can be interpreted,

a) It can be a consolidation phase before the index breaks higher to 6590 or above. But we need a strong move above 6,420 to establish a breakout.

b) The sideways move can be a terminal corrective move before the index reverses lower to 5900 or even below. Strong close below 6,130 will be the first indication that the medium-term view is deteriorating.

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