Change your nature and change your life
One day, all the students went to their master and said, Master, Master, we all are going on a pilgrimage.
Master: Why you want to go on a pilgrimage journey?
Students: So that we can improve our devotion.
Master: OK. Then do me a favor. Please take this karela (bitter gourd, a kind of vegetable which is very bitter in taste) along with you and wherever you go and whichever temple you visit, place it in the alter of the Deity, take the blessings and bring it back.
So, not only the students but the karela also went on pilgrimage, a temple to temple.
When they came back, the Master said,’cook that karela and help to me.’
The students cooked it and served it to the master. After having the first bite, the master said,
Students: What’s so surprising?
Master: After the pilgrimage, the karela is still bitter. How come?
Students: But that’s the very nature of the karela, Master.
Master: That’s what I m saying. Unless you change your nature, the pilgrimage will not make any difference.
So, you and I, If we do not change ourselves no guru can make a difference in our lives.
Moral of the story:
If you think positively,
Sound becomes music,
Movement becomes dance,
The Smile becomes laughter,
The Mind becomes meditative, and
Life becomes a celebration!