Buddha Story of calming the mind

Buddha Story of Calming the Mind

One disciple came to Buddha and said, ‘My mind is full of turmoil. I feel so guilty, I feel so bad, I feel so miserable, and he just said a lot of things. And Buddha just told him to go and get some water from a pond.

So he went there and saw the pond was so muddy. He said, ‘Lord the water is so muddy, I can’t get it.’

Buddha smiled and said why don't you try again. So this man went on and on. A little while later Buddha told him again to go get some water. The disciple said, ‘but it was all muddy’.

Buddha said, ‘no, go and get the water.’

When he went there, by that time the water had already settled and it was clear. He brought the glass of water and gave it to Buddha. Buddha looked at the disciple and smiled and the disciple got the answer.

So when your mind is muddled, just give it some time and it will settle, it will become clear.