June 28, 2012

Peace of mind

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.”

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink!” So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”

After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said, “See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be ... and the mud settled down on its own – and you got clear water... Your mind is also like that. When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless.”

What did Buddha emphasize here? He said, “It is effortless.” Having 'peace of mind' is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process. When there is peace inside you, that peace permeates to the outside. It spreads around you and in the environment, such that people around start feeling that peace and grace.

Source: Unknown

June 19, 2012

Adi n lolo

lolo is adi's two feet brown teddy. these days mum is jealous of lolo. y ?

1. coz lolo is placed carefully on sofa to watch mickey videos with adi. mum stands in a corner with her food tray.
2. adi hugs lolo n sleep. mum sleeps on her bed.
3. lolo is sweetly introduced to all visitors. mum is to serve snacks.
4. some times adi insist on tkg lolo to play area. nw mum needs to push two prams.
5. wht ever adi eats, is lovingly offered to lolo. mum can eat on her own.
6. adi reads his picture books with lolo.
7. adi sweetly carries lolo every where he goes. mum has two feet n can walk.
8. whenever adi drinks his milk frm bottle, lolo sleeps next to adi for moral support.
9. some times, lolo also wears adi's t shirts n shorts.

it is amazing hw adi loves his lolo.........

Adi n doudou

adi is very fond of dogs which mks us friends with every dog owner on r street. paa has bot a little brown fur dog(a toy) for adi,hw adi loves it..... sm hw adi has named it doudou. so doudou bathes with adi thrice a day in bath tub. so far doudou has nt complained but looks at me with pleading eyes saying i hv bathed enough to last a life time. by nw doudou is ragged but hw adi loves him. even neighbors n guests r introduced to doudou lovingly :) a neighbor has a pet dog, the moment adi sees her, he calls her doudou...... acc to adi all dogs n their owners hv a universal name : doudou

adi n disney : nw adi has joined billions of disney kiddie fans. diligently he watches disney cartoons ... like mickey, donald, pluto, mermaid, simba, nala...... list goes on..... adi calls them all : diji ie disney :)

adi n strawberry : no one on this planet optimizes strwbery as much as adi, he loves this fruit. hence he has strwbery milk, strwbery soap, strwbry toothpaste, strwbery curd, strwbry pillow...... n god save me if adi spots strwbery in super mkt coz he wants to tear the pckt rite away n eat them all....

Adi at gurudwara.

last week v hd taken adi to gurudwara. a wedding was in progress so the place was pretty crowded. before i go any further lemme remind that adi loves to b in water, any waterbody excites him ..... bath tub, bucket, swimming pool, bathroom, taps..... basically he loves palying in water :)

so here v r admiring the beautiful gurudwara, a punjabi wedding, n suddenly v c adi dashing towards the middle of temple - small pond like structure with fountain....... he jus ran, took off his pants, eager to play in that water fountain..... sree leaped n caught him....... obviously on lookers had a good laugh to c a kid running in his white diapers to play in water fountain, in middle of gurudwara......... n papa huffing n puffing after him.....

as if this chaos was not enough, inspired by adi, few more kids decided to splash in fountain........ all this with a wedding in background...... o dear lord.....

adi howled n cried when v coaxed him to wear his pants, explaining y he cnt bathe there........

adi is still not sure hw does he bathing in diapers affect the wedding around him...

once again adi's love for water splashing was loudn clear when he decided to get drenched in water fountain at r near by mall....... mus confess it was a sigtht to watch adi plYing, smiling, laughing by himself in those color ful water umbrellas, totally oblivious to bizi world around him. that day i walked home with drenched adi sitting on semi drenched stroller :)