5 September 2014

A Little Big Awe-Inspiring Story

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." ~ Alice Walker

Bhikku Silacara
I have always been believing that there is something 'The Greatest' in us that we must discover and re-discover it through our everyday conscious and thoughtful living. We all are the children of Sir God and we are equipped with the most powerful weapon to lead the life in most self-fulfilling ways. We have mind to think thoughts and create things. And you must know this, "The mind is everything. What you think you become," as said by Buddha.

The home truth is we tend to neglect and disregard the power we have by thinking we don't have as said by Alice Walker; "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." And keep in mind that 'our thoughts we think will either make us or break us.' Our  mind resembles fertile soil where weeds would grow in plenty if desirable crops are not sown, so is the result of our negative and positive thoughts. To make this clear let me put Buddha's line; "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." And I add when the mind is impure, woe haunts us as that of stepping on embers.

Here is the a little big awe-inspiring story about the power we have. I would love to share with you. The story is translated from the original German by Bhikku Silacara, who became Buddhist Monk in 1906 and was one of the earliest westerners in modern times to do so. Here is the strong empowering  story;

"The Buddhists have a lovely little story relating to the principle of power. The Gods were trying to think of a suitable place for hiding the principle of power so that mankind would not have the benefit of the great omnipotence. One God suggested hiding it on the highest mountain, but another God argued that sooner or later men would conquer even the highest mountain and find it. Another God suggested they hide it in the sea; he too, was overruled by a God, saying that man would conquer the depths and eventually find it. Yet, another God put forward the idea of burying it deep under the ground but like all other suggestions this was overruled; as one God pointed out, man would excavate the earth. One wise old God, hearing the argument, put forward the motion that the principle of power should be hidden in man himself, for as he pointed out,Man would never think of looking there."

The moral of the story is the power that we always yearn for is inside us only, right in us and we need not have to either cross distant sea or fly high sky for this power. We only need to dig the depth of our own inner self and find it and we will surely find it. Believe in Napoleon Hill's statement; more gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth, as mentioned in his bold and gold book, Think and Grow Rich.

We got to know that there is an inestimable and inexhaustible power within us and all we got to do is to try our best to bring it under our control, be the captain of our own already possessed power because we already are, as said by Napoleon Hill; "You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul, because we have the power to control our thoughts."  The first awesome step is 'Think Positive Thoughts' as said above and everything is going to be clear as dawn finally turns day, when an aglow sun shows its way.


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    1. Thank you Chenga for your time to read and comment. Thank you for your beloved words too. Hope doing great in life. Do Great. Take Care.