Saturday, May 31, 2008

Indian Spiritual Story on Karma and spirituality

Two friends were on the way. As they were moving across the nasty place filled with prostitutes, one of them had a desire to spend a night indulging himself in physical pleasure. The other one was given this idea to which he denied, and told his friend not do so.

They both parted, one going with a prostitute, the other with anger and resentment in his mind, decided to visit a temple and read a holy scripture. Along the way thoughts of comparison and how lowly his friend was dominated his mind.

The first one, as he moved with the prostitute began to have resentment on what he was doing. His mind was engrossed in how great his friend was, who decided to visit the temple and read a spiritual book. He was greatly started t miss that.

The other with the religious book in his hand and siting in the temple, was engrossed in the thought f his lowly friend.

An earthquake struck claiming many lives, both the friends included.

The officers from heaven and hell were busy with their work. The first one was taken by the officers of heaven, and could see at distance his friend being ruthlessly driven by the officers from hell.

'There must be some mistake', he said, 'According to what we were doing I deserve to be there and that friend of mine deserves to be graciously led by you to the heaven.'

'We are following the orders, and there is no mistake,' the officer from the heaven said.

The first one demanded and explanation for what had happened in the heaven. 'Your mind was engrossed in how your great your friend was, and was on the temple and sacred text, while your friend's mind was dwelling in how lowly the other was filled with deep resentment.' came the answer.

'Thinking of others as low and self higher is the door to hell.' the voice continued.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a stupid story.. what was in mind or heart as long as it wasn't been told nor did.. is not a sin.

Alpesh said...

It points to the subtleties, what is always on mind and heart. The attraction within is much more important.

Marivi said...

beautiful story- the mind reflects what the heart feels- a positive mind and open heart allow you to live in heaven on Earth

Anonymous said...

The story makes no sense...its easy way out for those who want to indulge in wrong doings. the thief should think of a saint and still steal and then be taken to heaven...its a nonsense!!

Anonymous said...

It is upto our temperment as how we take this story. Few ppl take it in the sense dat though if v do not indulge in doing mistake, yet only if we r wise, we can enjoy the fruit of it ppl may see the story in ur dimension. Opinion always differs.In simple words "Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven, but they don't want
to believe, do, or say anything to get there?"

bhattathiri said...

One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita which is considered to be one of the first revelations from God. The spiritual philosophy and management lessons in this holy book were brought in to light of the world by the great Saints of India and the philosopherr of India. Maharishi calls the Bhagavad-Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical life. It provides "all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level." Maharishi reveals the deep, universal truths of life that speak to the needs and aspirations of everyone. Their followers in continuing the mission by keeping this lantern burning always knowing the wishes of the modern generations. Arjuna got mentally depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight.( Mental health has become a major international public health concern now). To motivate him the Bhagavad-Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as counseling to do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting. A

Anonymous said...

This story concludes,even if one is doing wrong but he realises it,then no matter he continues doing the mistake,he will get good things.

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Anonymous said...

The story tells you that who are we to judge!! we are not god to say right or wrong!!

Anonymous said...

The story says "DO what u want "

Alpesh said...

Anonymous said...

This story concludes,even if one is doing wrong but he realises it,then no matter he continues doing the mistake,he will get good things.

Anonymous said...

The story says "DO what u want "


How about, when your conscience says you are wrong and you are in wrong place it is good. Even in the right place if your heart is attracted to wrong, it is not proper.

kamalamma said...

Ravi .C.N. It shows mind is the determinor of the karma

Anonymous said...

this is a great and a very meaningfull story, if there are people who critisize this, then it means they are egotists and dont appreciate the true values of nature. how can anyone call this a stupid story, have some sense in what you make out of these stories pls............

Tejas said...

Everything begins from a thought..

Anonymous said...

i completely agree with you.

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