Subba’s Serendipitous moments

June 4, 2008

Faith gives us a new vision

Filed under: Learning,Perspective — Subbaraman Iyer @ 4:06 am
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A group of working adults got together to visit their  University lecturer.

The lecturer was happy to see them. Conversation  soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

The Lecturer  just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups – some  porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking and some looked  rather expensive and exquisite.

The Lecturer offered his former  students the cups to get drinks for themselves.

When all the students  had a cup in hand with water, the Lecturer spoke: “If you noticed, all the  nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap  ones. While it is normal that you only want the best for yourselves, that is  the source of your problems and stress. What all you wanted was water, not the  cup, but we unconsciously went for the better cups.”

“Just like in  life, if Life is Water, then the jobs, money and position in society are the  cups. They are just tools to hold/maintain Life, but the quality of Life  doesn’t change.”

“If we only concentrate on the cup, we won’t have time  to enjoy/taste the water in it.”

“Faith gives us a new vision of the  world. Without it we see only the darker side of life. We are still slaves. It  is faith which liberates us and makes us see the Spirit of power and love at  work in our  lives.”

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