The saint and the mouse


     In olden times a saint lived in the forest of Gautama. One day a crow dropped a tiny mouse near his hut.
               The saint picked up the mouse and fed it every day with grains of rice. The mouse grew tame, and the saint became fond of it.
            One day he saw a cat running after the mouse. It ran into his lap. With his miraculous powers the saint turned the mouse into a stout cat.
          The cat lived with him happily for some time. But one day it was chased by a dog. When the dog was about to bite it, the saint turned the cat into a powerful dog.
        The dog was very faithful, and the saint was happy to keep it with him.
    One night the dog was lying outside the hut. It began to bark loudly when it heard a sound somewhere near the hut. At once a tiger growled and the dog ran into the hut.
  The saint was awakened and thought “There are tigers and other ferocious animals in the forest. They may easily kill my faithful dog. So to keep it safe, I will turn it into a tiger.”
  So the dog was at last turned into a tiger.
  For some time everything went well. The saint loved him as his own mouse. The people who worked in the forest knew the matter well. Whenever they saw at the tiger they said, “The mouse has been made a tiger by our saint. So we must not be afraid of this tiger.”
     The tiger took this remark as a great insult. “So long as the saint lives” thought the tiger, “I cannot escape such insults. If I kill him, no one will know that was once a mouse.”
   One day the tiger was trying to spring upon the saint. The holy man became angry and at once said, “Be a mouse again, you ungrateful wretch!”

 The tiger became the tiny mouse that it was before.

The Mindset


       One day a man was passing by a tent of a circus party. While he was passing by he saw some big elephants there. He was surprised by the fact that these huge animals were tied by only a small and thin rope. There is no strong iron chain or strong iron cage for them. The man was surprised by the fact that the elephants can anytime tear off the ropes but surprisingly they are not doing it.

         Suddenly he saw the trainer of the elephant there. The man asked him why the elephants are not tearing off the ropes and running away. The circus trainer told the man that the elephants were brought to the circus when they were very young and much smaller. When they were young they were tied in the same size rope. At that time the small ropes were enough to tie them. When they grew up they started believing that they cannot tear off the rope. Still they believe that they cannot break free. So they never try to free themselves.

       The man was astonished. These creatures can make themselves free from their lifelong bondage whenever they wish, but they are conditioned to their false belief that they could never make themselves free. As a result they are in a lifelong chained life.

      Just like these circus elephant most of us leading a life of average life. We even do not try something as we failed at doing something before.

         Moral of the story: We should never let success get to our head. Never let failure get to our heart. Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.


Creating powerful positive atmosphere


                    We can serve the world through our mind, through our atmosphere. We have the intense desire to bring spirituality in our life. But we don’t have the power. It is not just enough to be knowledge full but we also need to make ourselves powerful. Knowledge is only light but together with light there is need of might. We need to understand the importance of our thoughts and our feelings. Thoughts and feelings create an attitude. Attitude is mental outlook. Our thoughts go into the atmosphere in the form of vibrations. Whether you say something or not, whether you explain something or not but people will feel. The people who come in contact with you they will feel the vibration. They can smell the vibration. They can take the vibrations. So it is very important to understand the power of thoughts. How much our power of thoughts can do to touch the hearts of others? It is very important to pay attention to our each and every thought. Environment is created by the elements of matter. We have five elements of matter. Each of them has their original qualities. Our presence can influence the elements of matter. Our attitude creates atmosphere. Our thoughts and feeling becomes our attitude. Attitude goes out in the form of vibrations and influences the atmosphere. My attitude has to be positive.  My attitude can be powerful. What kind of attitude creates a powerful atmosphere? Actually it is our elevated attitude. Elevated attitude means elevated feelings and elevated good wishes. When we combine our attitude with elevated thoughts and feeling that makes the atmosphere spiritual and powerful. You don’t have to speak a single word. Your presence will touch other souls.

              There are five to six values to create our attitude. I need to have an attitude of kindness. I need to have an attitude of mercy, an attitude of compassion and forgiveness and humility and self respect. Combined with all these values automatically my thoughts, my feelings become elevated and it spreads.

                               What is actually means to have an attitude of kindness? It is to extend selfless love. Love to everyone without any expectations.
            An attitude of forgiveness is I am able to co-operate with such souls who even defame us. Waste thoughts create our atmosphere heavy. Awareness into action, that creates an atmosphere. When we become an embodiment of awareness then it goes into the attitude that becomes an atmosphere.

          How do I know the atmosphere is powerful? We can feel that. We feel empowered the moment we enter into soul conscious state. We need to have the attitude of renunciation. We need to have an attitude of unlimited disinterest. An attitude beyond any kind of desire is needed. I have to keep myself empowered. Then I can empower others. If my stage, my state of mind is not stable, I cannot create a powerful atmosphere. As is my awareness, so is my state of mind. As is my attitude so is my atmosphere. If I am not able to create a spiritual atmosphere, I cannot create a powerful atmosphere. What kind of atmosphere should I maintain the whole day? Whatever is my attitude that will be my atmosphere? Constant practice of soul consciousness naturally is very essential. Knowledge in action becomes wisdom. It flows into the atmosphere in the form of spirituality. I am not the one who get transformed but I am the one who transform.


How to be powerful within


          Empowering ourselves means empowering our soul. Originally the soul is powerful. We have achieved so much in the world as we are actually powerful being. We have achieved so many technological improvements. Every powerful invention is originally a powerful thought of a powerful soul.

               We regularly get to be enthusiastic, either in times of distress e.g. at being isolated from a friend or family member, at encountering disappointment in an outer occasion, on listening to a negative news, and so forth or in times of euphoria e.g. at the point when our kid or mate or even pet performs a warm demonstration, while viewing a motion picture, and so forth. While we have dependably trusted that it is completely typical or normal to wind up passionate and a few of us even trust that it regards let go of our feelings and crying sometimes makes us lighter and more grounded; on an otherworldly level, getting to be enthusiastic goes under the domain of conditions and conditions dependably debilitate us. This is on the grounds that when we get to be enthusiastic, rather than impacting our self all alone, we permit something or somebody outside our self to impact us. We bring that something or somebody or some occasion outside our self, inside, before the eye of our psyche, connect our self to it, and lose our self in it i.e. we let the picture capture our inner world as it were, as we get to be subservient to it. Thus our considerations, sentiments, feelings, words, activities are affected  by the picture. This is an otherworldly meaning of getting to be enthusiastic. Going on the remote control of my inside world to the external world along these lines is an indication of a not all that solid inward self.

            So what does one do? Rather than making pictures of outside occasions and individuals inside our psyches and being affected by them, regardless we watch these scenes, yet as opposed to losing our self in them and giving so as to take from them, we add to them our inner vitality, yet in the meantime ensure that while doing that, we are confined from them and not over-included inwardly. Inward vitality is given as gratefulness and affection in the event that it’s a positive scene and force, sympathy and co-operation on the off chance that it’s a negative scene, in order to assist the scene with being redressed or restored. . Thus we recover the control over our inward world and ascend better than passionate conditions.

                          You have the ability to endure anybody and any circumstance. However, resistance is not simply enduring peacefully. It means going past any individual uneasiness you may feel, and giving a blessing to whomever you would endure. Give your time, consideration, understanding, empathy, care – all are blessings, which incomprehensibly, you additionally get during the time spent giving. What’s more, as you do, you will encounter your own particular self regard and internal quality development. Along these lines you can transform resilience into quality.