INSATIABLE


IT was the Raja’s custom to fill with gold coins the bowl of the Bhikshu who was the first in the morning to knock at his door for alms. Thus many a bowl had been filled. Once a new Bhikshu came knocking at his door. The Raja dropped handfuls of gold coins in it, but failed to fill it. His whole treasury was emptied into the bow, but still it was not filled. The Raja marvelled at this strange phenomenon and asked, “What is this bowl made of?
“What metal has gone into its making?”

“This bowl is made of a human heart,” replied the Bhikshu. “The human heart is so hungry, so greedy, so discontented that it will not be satisfied even with the gold of croesus.”

The Raja said, “You are the first to explain to me the meaning of contentment. Man’s heart will never be satisfied till there is contentment in life.”


THE INNER LIGHT  |  NOT BY PRAYER ALONE  |  FIRE AND WATER | COME IN-COME IN | THE WORLD  :  A MIRROR  !  | NOT A GRAVEYARD | THE BRUTE IN MAN | THE WEIGHT OF A FLOWER | VISION | TRUST BEGENTS TRUST | INSATIABLE | SEEING THE INVISIBLE | DIALOGUE | THE TOUCHSTONE OF FRIENDSHIP | ELEGANCE OF SPEECH | CONSTRUCTION-NOT DESTRUCTION | NOT IN THE EYE-IN THE HEART | CONTENTMENT | VOICE AND VISION |THE MAGNETISM OF LOVE |THE SMILE OF GOODWILL| BEHAVIOUR |THE PRICE OF ACQUISITION | THE BETTER-HALF| LIGHT AND DARKNESS| THE WAY TO KNOWLEDGE

 

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