The king awaited the day with great joy. For these three years, he had instructed thousands of gardeners to maintain its beauty down to the last detail. And finally the time had come for all his diligence to pay off. It was the day before the master’s visit.
In the night when Buddha and his disciples are going to sleep, Buddha’s chief disciple Ananda asks him, “Before you go to sleep I want to ask you one question: do you feel a certain pull towards a certain space – just like a magnetic pull?”
Now he had created a problem. If you killed him, you’d actually prove his words to be true (then why was he killed in the first place?). If you let him live, what he said would be untrue (demanding that he be executed as per the new norm).
he master and the disciple have a very fulfilling meeting. But as the sun starts to set, the disciple begins to worry whether he should leave or else he would have to cross the dense dark forest in order to reach his village.
Even if you try to cling to a thought, you cannot hold it for long. The thought has to leave for it has a birth and a death to go through. These thoughts do not belong to you. They are merely visitors while you are the host.
“You haven’t heard the entire problem”, Chuang Tzu said. “The problem is now that I am awake I am wondering whether Chuang Tzu dreamt that he was a butterfly or is the butterfly now asleep and dreaming that it is Chuang Tzu
In one of the reports about the study, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, was a review of evolutionary evidence for the so-called “male warrior hypothesis”.
A true state of happiness can be achieved by being an indifferent watcher of your mind. The mind build thoughts and if you give energy to thought you are making the mind powerful