Mahatma Buddha was engaged in severe penance for attaining knowledge.
He tortured the body a lot, traveled, did hard meditation in dense forests, but did not get self-knowledge.
Frustrated, the Buddha began to think, “I have not achieved anything yet.
What will I be able to do next?’ These negative feelings of despair, disbelief made him angry.
After a few moments, he felt thirsty.
They reached a lake located a short distance away. There he saw a scene where two baby squirrels drowned in the lake.
At the very first that squirrel kept sitting motionless, then after some time got up and went to the lake, soaked its whole body in the water of the lake and then came out and started shaking the water.
She started doing this again and again. Buddha started thinking how foolish is the effort of this squirrel. Will it ever be able to dry this lake?
But this sequence of squirrels continued. Buddha felt as if the squirrel was saying that whether this lake will ever be empty or not, I do not know, but I will not give up my effort.
That’s why that little squirrel showed Lord Buddha its goal-path. saved from being distracted by They started thinking what am I missing when this little squirrel is determined to dry up the lake with its small capacity?
I am capable of thousand times more than this. Thinking of this, Gautam Buddha again started his meditation and one day he got the light of knowledge under the Bodhi tree.
This story emphasizes the continuity of efforts despite failure. If we do not stop trying, then one day the goal is definitely achieved.
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