Bouquet : Lily from Keukenhof park. Colorful Flower background or texture.

“Beware lest you lose the substance 
by grasping at the shadow.”
 ~Aesop quote                          



Bouquet : Bouquet of red roses in vase over white background 
                         




GRASPING
Coming across a monk praying 
while circumambulating a holy building, 
Geshe Tenpa said, 
"How pleasant to walk around 
sacred places, but you know, 
it's far better to practice 
the wonderful Dharma." 


The monk took his words to heart 
and began earnestly studying the scriptures. 


One day Geshe Tenpa came across him 
and commented, 
"How commendable it is 
to study the scriptures, but you know, 
it is far better to practice 
the wonderful Dharma." 


The monk took his words to heart 
and took up intensive meditation. 


One day Geshe Tenpa came across him 
and said, 
"How blissful to be lost 
in one-pointed meditation, 
but you know, it's far better to practice 
the wonderful Dharma." 


The monk was completely confounded. 
In desperation he begged, 
"Master, teach me what to do." 
Geshe Tenpa smiled and replied, 
"Just stop grasping at things."


Bouquet : Beautiful flowers in basket isolated on white                              






P.S:
Each one's dharma according to me...:)
is to contribute and add to the quantum of
love,peace and happiness on this planet.
Happiness is always the ultimate goal.
Whatever we do, is only with the
intention of becoming happier.
However,when the wanting...
and grasping...for happiness
 become compulsive.........
we get farther and farther away 
from the goal.....our dharma.
The focus needs to be more on 
being happy in the present moment....
in whatever we are doing....
instead of doing something 
with the idea that it will 
bring us happiness later.
No one could have put it better than
Thich Nhat Hanh,when he said......
"There is no way to happiness,
happiness is the way."


Namaste,


Bhagya


















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