A CUP OF TEA – MORAL STORY
Once upon a time there was a bright student of Indian Scriptures. He wanted to become more and more learned. One day he came to know about the great Buddha Guru. He went to him. He introduced him and told the purpose of his visit. Buddha Guru smiled and welcomed the student. He asked about his wellness. Then Buddha Guru started asking him about his past knowledge. The student described all what he has learned and told that he has acquired knowledge about almost everything.
Little later the Guru asked one of his helper to bring some tea. He got tea in a big pot and two cup-plates. The boy started to make the tea but the Guru stopped him.
The Guru asked the student to hold a cup plate so that he can pour tea into it. The student did the same. The Guru started to pour tea in his cup. The cup got filled with tea but the Guru continued to pour tea in it. The tea started to fell in the plate. The guru still continued to pour the tea. The student wondered, “What is happening?”
When the tea started coming out from the plate also then the student told his Guru that the cup is full. It cannot hold more tea now. The Guru stopped pouring the tea and told his student with a smile, “ Son, your case is also similar to this. We need an empty cup to pour the tea similarly the mind has to be open to accept the knowledge. You should be free from all pre-notions about the knowledge acquired and pride. If you are already filled with what you have learned where will my teachings be accepted. It will flow out of your mind like the tea and it will go waste.”
TO RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE THE BRAIN HAS TO BE FREE FROM BONDAGE’S, OPEN TO ACCEPT AND CLEAN FROM ALL PREJUDICES.