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Rama was known to be a very just and caring king.
He said, oh, Rama, I want justice. For no reason, an act of violence has been commented upon me, Surplused said, yes, I am guilty of the crime the dog is accusing me of. So the court said, what kind of judgment is this? Is this a punishment, the man is too happy? Drama was known to be a very just. And caring king every day he sat in his court. Trying to solve people's problems, so that day towards the end of the evening.
Towards the end of the day, when he's to wind up the activities of the court. When he had finished dealing with all the people. He told his brother, Lakshman. Was deeply dedicated to Rama. To go out and see in the yard if there's anybody else waiting. Lakshmanan went out, looked at. Came back and said there's nobody else. We are done with today's business. Rama said, go and see that maybe somebody. It was a little unusual thing he had just seen and come once again, he says, go and see.
So Lakshman again went and looked around, there was nobody he was just about to come in, then he noticed.
A dog which was sitting with a very sad face. And it had a wound on its head. Then he looked at the dog and asked the dog, are you waiting for something? The dog spoke. And said, yes, I want justice, Rama. And I said, why don't you come in and he took him into the court. The dog came down to Rama and spoke. He said, oh, I want justice. But no reason an act of violence has been commented upon me.
I was just sitting by myself.
This man whose name was said to sit down. He came and hit me on my head with a stick for no reason at all. I have a simplicity. I want justice. Immediately, Ramah sent for. But Salata said there was a bigger. He was brought. So I asked, what is your side of the story? Here, this dog says you hit him without any reason. So what the that said, yes, I'm guilty of the crime the dog is accusing me of.
I was overtaken by hunger. I was angry, I was frustrated his dog was sitting in my way. So simply for no reason, out of my frustration and anger, I hit this dog on its head. Whatever punishment you want to give, please give me. Then Rahmah put this foot. To his ministers and courtiers, he said, what is the punishment that you deem for this beggar? They all thought about it and they said, wait a minute, this is a very complicated case.
First of all, this is a case where a human being and a dog that involved. So all the laws that we normally know are somehow not applicable. So it is being the king. It is your prerogative to come up with the judgment. Ramos asked the dog, what do you say, do you have any suggestion that dog said, yes, I have an appropriate punishment? For this man. What is it you speak out? So the dog said, make him the chief monk of Golinger Monastery.
I said, so it'd be. And the beggar was appointed as the chief of the calendar ministry, which was a very celebrated ministry, so I gave him an elephant.
The beggar climbed the elephant, too pleased with the punishment. With great joy, he rode off to the. So the court said, what kind of judgment is this? Is this a punishment, the man is too happy? And drama as the dog weighed in to explain it. The dog said, in my previous life, I was the chief monk. Of the calendar monastery. I went there because I was truly dedicated to my spiritual well-being. And also to the ministry, which was instrumental in imparting spiritual well-being to many other people.
I went there with a commitment. To offer this to myself and to everybody, and I strived, I did my best, but as days passed slowly, other impressions in my mind here and there overtook me. Mostly, I remained steadfast to my purpose. But here and there, it overtook me the name and fame that came along with the teeth.
Being a chief monk somewhere affected me many times. My ego performed, not me. Many times. I started enjoying. The simple recognition by the people as to who I was. People started treating me like a holy man within myself, I knew I was not, but I started behaving like one started demanding the things that would normally belong to a holy person.
I did not commit myself to my total transformation, but started pretending like one and any of the people supported me.
Such things happened. And slowly. My commitment for my spiritual well-being and the people around me slowly receded many moments I try to bring myself back. But the overwhelming recognition around me somewhere I lost myself. And this said, this begger has anger in him, has ego in him, is capable of frustration. So I know he would punish himself as I did. So this is the best punishment for him. Let him be the chief monk of Kalinga. Monastery.
People bring enormous amount of punishment upon themselves, pain and suffering upon themselves, not necessarily a life committed to evil. Life may be committed to spiritual well-being. Life may be committed to many good things, but every day the tools and rituals, they don't allow their destiny to take shape. They keep destabilizing themselves by constantly falling off and falling on, falling off and falling on.
Their will bring enormous trouble to themselves, not because there's anything evil about them, simply because they don't allow life to form itself.
It is like. Keep on disturbing, that was just taking shape every time you choose and until you distort the course of your destiny, a lot of Southern, a lot of things today, if you face a frustrating situation, no situation is frustrating. If some situation you see and you'll get frustrated, then you can choose the path that you have taken tomorrow morning, again, your own.
But by and choosing yourself for a few hours, you have destabilized the formation of your destiny, the course of your destiny. A determined mind, a mind whose determination, a mind whose choice is permanent, once you make a choice, you make yourself a choice. Less such a mind will allow the destiny to flow the way you have chosen.