The Story Of Gautam Buddha And Anand
Hi everyone, today's motivational story is "The Reason Of Buddha Smiles"
Once upon a time, Gautam buddha was traveling with his disciple, Anand. They were very tired they wanted to read the next town before sunset, they were rushing as fast as possible but now Buddha has become old and Anand himself is older than Buddha. They are worried perhaps they will have to stay in the forest for the night, they will not be able to reach the nearby town before night falls they ask an old man, a farmer who is working in his field. How far is the town?
The old man says, not very far, Don't be worried it is just two miles at the most you will reach there. Buddha smiles, the old man smiles. Ananda could not understand: "what is going on?" Anyways two miles passed and there is no town yet they are more tired now an old woman is collecting wood and Anand asked her, "How far is the town?"
The old woman says, "Not more than two miles you are just about to reach, Don't be worried" Buddha laughs, the old woman laughs. And Anand looks at both and thinks "What is this laughter?" And after two miles still, there is no town. They ask the third man, again the same question and the same answer, again buddha and that third man looked at each other and smiled but now Anand has started to lose his patience. He drops his bag and says, "I am not going to move anymore" I am so much tired and it seems we are never going to cross these two miles.
Three times we believed them, but these two miles are not ending I am not able to move a step now but one question arises in my mind, living with Buddha for forty years he has learned how to live with such a man not to ask him unnecessary questions but he says, "Now it is unnecessary or necessary, I don't care lord, one thing you have to tell me why we're you laughing when that old man said the town is two miles dar, just two miles you have not to go more than that and again you laughing with that old woman.
when she told us that town is just two miles away she also smiled and again with the third person the same thing happened, what was this laugh? What was transpiring between you people? You don't know them, they don't know you then why did you laugh looking at each other please clear my curiosity. Buddha said, my dear friend, we laughed because" our profession is the same when I laughed, they also laughed they understand that this man belongs to the same kind of profession when you have to keep people encouraged all the time just two miles, just a little more".
For my whole life, I have been doing that I have always been telling people that just a little further; you are just about to reach and finally, people reach but if from the very beginning you tell them it is fifteen miles they will drop then and there but by crossing 'two miles’ and 'two miles' they will pass two hundred miles. I laugh at those people because I know this village I have visited this village before, I know it is not two miles it is much more than that but I kept quiet because you were so eager to know how far it is.
I knew that we were not going to make it but what was the harm? Those people were not lying Anand they were very compassionate people, they were just trying to keep you motivated you just need a few more people like them, and you will reach your destination.
If we observe we will see that, we live in World where we need to keep encouraging each other all the time. Sometimes in life, we lose courage and stop there at the time we need someone who can push us a bit to move forward, it is not lying when you push a person to move forward. Once you see that they have stopped or their journey has been rough in fact, it is encouraging it is about empathy it is about making someone believe in itself.
Therefore whenever you see someone giving up in life just go to them and tell them, my friend just goes for a little bit longer and you will reach your goal. If your encouragement can make someone believe in himself then you must do it and if we all keep encouraging each other like this then your life will become easier and we all will be able to achieve our goal
Thank you so much for reading this article