HAIKU # 164

Night Sky gentle waves
My fascinating night strolls
Engulfed in darkness

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Doing Nothing……

This was shared by a friend on Facebook, and something I do often.

There is a very famous Zen story:

A man was standing on a hilltop. Three persons saw him; they started arguing about him, about what he was doing there. One said ‘He must have lost his cow — I know that man — and he must be looking for his cow from the hilltop.’
And the second said ‘I cannot agree, because when one is looking for something one does not stand like a statue, unmoving; one moves, looks this way and that. But he is just standing like a Buddha-statue He is not looking for something — he is waiting. Maybe a friend has come with him for a morning walk and is left behind and he is waiting for him to come.’
The third said ‘I disagree, because when somebody waits for somebody who has been left behind, once in a while he looks back to see whether he has come or not. But that man is not looking back at all; he is not even moving. He is not waiting. My feeling is that he is meditating.’

They could not agree on what that man was doing so they decided to go to the man and enquire. The first man said ‘Are you looking for your cow?’ The man said ‘No, I am not looking for anything.’ The second said ‘Then I must be right: you must be waiting for your friend who has been left behind?’

The man said ‘No, I am not waiting for anybody.’ The third said ‘Then I have to be right — now there is no other alternative left — you must be meditating.’ And the man said ‘No, I am not meditating either.’ Then all three asked ‘Then what are you doing?’ He said ‘I am just standing.’
But Zen people say that this is real meditation: just standing, not even doing meditation! See the beauty of it: the man said ‘I am just standing. Is there any need to do anything? Can’t I just stand? Won’t you allow me this freedom, just to stand? Have I to look for something, wait for something or do something? Can’t I just be?’
So just sit — no meditation, nothing — and you will feel a great joy welling up inside


Osho – ‘Hallelujah’ – A Darshan Diary 🌷

Random thought- Easy solutions

 

Step away from the problem ,take a break and observe it from a distant

Solution is always there, it is matter of you not seeing it

Every wrong has a right and vice-versa

Giving oneself a break saves not only time and energy, also save one from angery frustrations and exhaustion

Once fresh come back and work , you would be wondering why I didn’t see it before 😲😲

For me it works , it may for you also.

Copyright (c) 2020 Namrata D Prabhakar

 

Loans/credit cards….Sleepless nights

While reading a news about people struck in other countries , their worry not just fear of job losses but the accumulating loans installment and liabilities, it lead to the question “Whose fault” ? While pandemic is an unforeseen situation, but huge debts (which ever forms) is adding fuel to the fire. Isn’t it ?

When so much is being said about the current Situation we are in, it occurred to me would people start to think about their finances from a different angle.

Financial insecurity might be the major issue after the coronavirus, and a major cause of sleepless nights for majority. For the people who have been spending more then their means, is it not their fault ? Loans for cars, homes or marriages etc , credit cards for groceries to travel expense has been norm of the day for modern world.

The people who have lived strictly by their means , may only have one worry “one square meal ” a day for their families. And the one who had saved for rainy days only have to spend wisely.

But what about people with loans and credit card over spending . The banks and financial institutions may have given temporary relief but nobody is writing-off completely. So the pay back time is hanging like a sword.

Is it not the RIGHT time to INTROSPECT and do a few lifestyle changes. ?

SIMPLY…….

“SPEND WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET”

This is what our parents and grandparents used to do.

Copyright (c) 2020 Namrata D Prabhakar

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