Sunday, December 05, 2010

Emptiness

Emptiness is good. Why? Unless there is any empty space, new stuff can not get in there.


Once Lord Sri Krishna was playing his flute which was his favorite pastime. Radha, one of  many girl friends of Sri Krishna, was sitting near by sulking. Lord did not know what her problem was. So, Lord asked her - Radha, why are you so unhappy? What's the problem?


Radha said - Lord, I envy your flute. It has the good fortune of having your lips all the time on it. Looking at that, I feel jealous. (She was saying she was not getting enough attention of the Lord)


Lord Krishna thought there was a lesson to be taught to Radha and everybody else.


Lord smiled beautifully and stopped playing his flute for a moment.


He called out Radha and asked her to take a close look at the flute.


Lord Krishna - Radha, what do you see?


Radha- what is there to see Lord? It's empty.


Lord Krishna - See, that's the difference. This flute is empty. That's why I am able to fill it with my divine music. Look at people. They are full of themselves, their wants, their plans, their wishes, their schemes. It's I, ME and MINE. How can I fill them with my divinity?


Radha got the message and stopped being jealous. She became more devoted in her love to Lord Krishna.


So, empty yourself of your own hot air. That's all that you are full of. Hot air about yourself, your wants, your wishes and your plans. Once you empty yourself, you are enabling Lord to fill you up with his divine music. There shall be no doubt it.


Cheers to emptying yourself!


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1 comment:

leehanrick said...

Thanks for the excellent article expressing emptiness as a positive value. I always thought "An empty can makes the most noise" thanks again for the enlightenment. Marvelous way of describing how people are too full of themselves, positive plans heading for positive goals and passions are essential for a person to climb the rounds of life's long ladder. Thousand thanks for this brilliant article.