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THE CURE TO LAZINESS

Buddhist Story on Laziness

By PratikPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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The Encounter at the Poor Man's House

Once upon a time in a small village, a Buddhist monk and his disciple were traveling. They were both hungry and came across a house. The man living in the house was poor and his house was in bad shape. The monk asked for food, and the man kindly welcomed them into his house and fed them.

A Neglected Land and the Buffalo

After eating, the monk noticed a fertile land nearby that was neglected. He asked the man about his source of income. The man replied that he had a buffalo that provided milk, which he sold to support his family.

The Decision to Leave

As it was getting dark, the monk asked if they could stay for the night. The man agreed. However, during the night, the monk decided to leave and take the buffalo with them, despite the disciple's hesitation.

Years Later: A Surprising Discovery

Many years passed, and the disciple couldn't forget this incident. He decided to visit the man again. To his surprise, he found the once barren fields now filled with fruit trees. The man explained that after losing his buffalo, he started cutting wood and using the money to plant seeds. This eventually led to a successful fruit trading business.

Reflecting on the Lesson

The disciple realized that the buffalo had been a symbol of the man's laziness and had held him back from achieving greatness. He compared this to the buffalos in our own lives, such as comfort zones, laziness, bad habits, and fear of change. These buffalos prevent us from reaching our true potential.

Embrace Change and Unleash Your Potential

Just like the man in the story, we must remove these buffalos from our lives in order to discover our true potential. We need to break free from our comfort zones, overcome laziness, and let go of bad habits. Only then can we achieve greatness and make a positive impact in our lives.

The Encounter at the Poor Man's House

Once upon a time in a small village, a Buddhist monk and his disciple were traveling. They were both hungry and came across a house. The man living in the house was poor and his house was in bad shape. The monk asked for food, and the man kindly welcomed them into his house and fed them.

A Neglected Land and the Buffalo

After eating, the monk noticed a fertile land nearby that was neglected. He asked the man about his source of income. The man replied that he had a buffalo that provided milk, which he sold to support his family.

The Decision to Leave

As it was getting dark, the monk asked if they could stay for the night. The man agreed. However, during the night, the monk decided to leave and take the buffalo with them, despite the disciple's hesitation.

Years Later: A Surprising Discovery

Many years passed, and the disciple couldn't forget this incident. He decided to visit the man again. To his surprise, he found the once barren fields now filled with fruit trees. The man explained that after losing his buffalo, he started cutting wood and using the money to plant seeds. This eventually led to a successful fruit trading business.

Reflecting on the Lesson

The disciple realized that the buffalo had been a symbol of the man's laziness and had held him back from achieving greatness. He compared this to the buffalos in our own lives, such as comfort zones, laziness, bad habits, and fear of change. These buffalos prevent us from reaching our true potential.

Embrace Change and Unleash Your Potential

Just like the man in the story, we must remove these buffalos from our lives in order to discover our true potential. We need to break free from our comfort zones, overcome laziness, and let go of bad habits. Only then can we achieve greatness and make a positive impact in our lives.

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  • Jagdish Kumar 3 months ago

    Motivational story

  • Pritam3 months ago

    Motivate to me. Thank you.

  • Karan3 months ago

    Nice and Informative Story

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