Stories for Life Part 3: Rama and Zen Tea
There is a story about a Zen Master.
The master was making tea.
A person known to him visited him. The Zen Master offered him tea.
Then a stranger visited him. The master offered him tea too.
Watching this, his neighbour asked, why he offered tea to them – for both known and unknown persons.
As a reply to him, the Zen master offered tea to this neighbour too.
A Depressed Patient
June approached Naran S. Balakumar as she was having bouts of depression.
She tapped while she listening to the story of the Zen Master. Within four rounds of tapping, her laughter shook the hall.
Benefits of Listening to Story of Rama’s Pilgrimage to the Forest
- To handle any disappointments and failures in life.
- When you are not able to accept something because of anger, or in general when you are seething with anger/rage/fury, listen to the story and do tapping (EFT).
- When you are worrying too much
- Basically it is a story to accept what is happening to your life. This will bring in mental healing in you, which is very essential to life. Please read the explanation below.
When we suffer we feel why we have to go through it. After going through the bad experiences, we realise what happened was right. Thus behind unhappiness we can find divine order as well as happiness.
Seeking pleasure and avoiding pain is the nature of mind. What is painful today may turn out to be pleasure tomorrow.
Therefore, accept totally whatever happens in your life. The mere acceptance will bring in a state of calm – which is essential to plan the next course of action.
Nobody can escape from doing something. Do whatever after accepting it.
A mental state of unhappiness will only bring in more unhappiness. To be happy, accept and be in a happy state, so as to find happiness in the events that occurs outside us.
This story was discussed in the Monthly Meet, April 2009. It is available in CD.