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Reading this beautiful story, I was reminded that only with love, and with the right self-effort, will the mind be conquered and the senses mastered.
Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for bringing these ancient stories and teachings so close to my heart.
As I was listening to the story, it reminded me of how the whole world is the Lord's play. Daily, I think and perform actions; I believe that I am in control as the doer of all actions, forgetting the Lord within. I think, “If I do this, I will find joy. If I do that, it will make me happy.” In that way, I try to bind and grasp the Lord of the universe, thinking the rope is long enough to understand and experience him.
When I grow tired and exhausted by my futile efforts, I surrender, and my mind is drawn within. I experience stillness, and love bubbles forth.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this beautiful story and its reminder that the key to unlocking the love within is to surrender to the Lord with humility.
After reading this story, I thought, “Well, here we are in a sweet, wonderful life, making our butter and feeling good about our work. Then out of the blue everything seems a bit of a mess, not of our own doing.” What to do? Get frustrated? Seek the lord of love? Can he be found? Can he be bound? Try as we may?
From the story I’ve learned this: Don’t give up too soon! Love will be there, to be embraced for those who are willing to persist.
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