INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “How to Empty & Free the Mind” by Kamal (re-blogged)

A great lesson to live by! Thank you dear Kamal!

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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A nice story told my the great Adi Shankaracharya, teaching his students how to empty and free their minds:

‘One fine day, Adi Shankara was walking through the market place with his disciples. They saw a man dragging a cow by a rope. Shankara told the man to wait and asked his disciples to surround them. ‘I am going to teach you something which is of great value’ and he further continued, ‘tell me who is bound to whom? Is the cow bound to this man or the man is bound to the cow?’

The disciples said without hesitation ‘Of course the cow is bound to the man! The man is their master because he is holding the rope. The cow has to follow him wherever he goes. The cow is his slave.’

‘Now watch this,’ said Shankara and took a pair of scissors from his bag and…

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