Peace of mind

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Why should we "Be Good and Do Good"? What will happen if we are not so? Being good and doing good will give us peace of mind. Without peace of mind, we will not enjoy what we achieve in life.

Once there was a king and his minister. The king said, "Peace of mind is more important than material comforts." The minister disagreed. The king became angry and said, "Tomorrow morning you will be hanged. You can go home now." The minister went home sadly. Soon a messenger came from the king with a letter from the king. It said, "I am very sorry that I gave an order to hang you tomorrow. But I cannot change that now. As a compensation, you are welcome to the palace to live a life of royal comforts today." A request from the king is as good as a command. So reluctantly the minister went to the palace. He was taken on a big elephant. He was given a royal welcome at the palace. A royal lunch with several dishes was waiting for him. After lunch, he was given the royal bed to take rest. In the evening, there was a great music and dance program arranged specially for the minister. There was a great dinner too and in the night also, a great bedroom was given for the minister in the palace. In the morning the king came to meet the minister in the room. The king asked, "I hope you enjoyed the royal treatment given to you yesterday." The minister replied, "When I am going to be hanged the next day, how can I enjoy? The welcome was uninteresting. The food was tasteless. I could not sleep. I did not have the mind to hear or see the music and dance. With great difficulty I sat through the performance." The king replied, "Now tell me. Isn't peace of mind more important than material comforts? Without peace of mind, you cannot enjoy anything even if you are in their midst. I created this drama only to make you understand this. You will not be hanged. You can go home now, freshen up and come to the palace for your regular duties."



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"Be Good and Do Good"? What

"Be Good and Do Good"? What will happen if we are not so? ...THAT, really depends whether or Not One dances to the fiddles of Duality or None-Duality
Being good and doing good will give us peace of mind....Really?...The Activity of Being GOOD and it's doing GOOD is the SAME Activity of being BAD/EVIL and doing Bad/Evil................The Self,is ALL

Without peace of mind, we will not enjoy what we achieve in life.....Yeah ...Adolf Hitler agrees with you there....and so does the self realized Psychopath after his killing... all though, I'm pretty sure that the Self realized Psychopath doesn't ever worry about 'ACHIEVEMENTS'....

When Self got sick of his saints
and bored with guru's
he created me ...
to LAUGH at Everythingggg

they took seriously.

B-Self, Eternal Infinite Sri Fukkamee Swami

Bercano | Wed, 11/18/2009 - 21:19