Dear friends,

We often tend to forget a known truth in our daily life. Do try to find the richness in the simple metaphor story given below. What is the lesson in this for us?:)

Buddha's wisdom

If only we could perceive the disguised Buddha in us all, we then would not judge and form superficial opinions on others.

If we only have faith and belief in the intrinsic goodness of all, life would transform into bliss.

So lets work on our Ego through meditative practices and allow our virtues to manifest and know our real Self.

Only then can we  experience the divine radiance in all others!



About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

101 responses »

  1. ShethP says:

    Beautiful and enlightening! Its humbling when you realize you have lots to learn from such few words.:) Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a very heart warming story. Thanks for sharing. We often judge ourselves and others and cause sadness and misery and then wonder what went wrong. Buddha teaches us to be aware and mindful and helps us in the transformation as experienced by the Abbott and his monastery.

  3. BroadBlogs says:

    I love seeing where different religions overlap. Surely that is where the greatest truths lie. This reminds me of when Jesus says, “Even as ye have done unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me.”

    • dilipnaidu says:

      The wisdom of Jesus is sublime and is the ultimate truth. You are so right all religions and spiritual philosophies in the world merge into one – The Supreme.

      Many thanks for your beautiful comments. Kindest regards.:)

      • ssbonsor says:

        Truth is only one; it does not change. There may be different interpretations, depending upon from which side one is looking at it. Hindus also believe there is one god or one Truth but many people think they have several gods/goddesses.

        • Dilip says:

          Oh yes sir truth is only one and unchangeable. Every other thing is changeable and impermanent. Even if we believe in Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva and Rama they all represent One entity the ultimate truth.

          Thank you kindly.

  4. Beautifully expressed…so true.. :-)

  5. ssbonsor says:

    Yes, indeed my dear Jeevatma and paramatma is same as soul and cosmic soul.
    Love and regards.

  6. Doris says:

    how beautiful, and so true
    he is inside of us

    • ssbonsor says:

      Dear Friends, It is true that Buddha is within all of us since the beginning of time and shall remain with us till the end. We cannot see him or experience His presence because we have turned our face away from Him and got entangled in the toys and joys of this world of objects and beings. All that need to be done is to about turn our face and face Him squarely. We have to look inwards to see Him!
      This reminds me of a story in Hindu Scriptures; It is long. However gist is that there are two birds sitting on a tree in this city of nine gates (Meaning human body), one is eating fruits of the tree and the other is just watching! Conclusion is that our soul and cosmic soul are always together and God is always watching our actions, noting them down and distributing Fruit accordingly.

      • Dilip says:

        The little story from the scriptures brings home the lesson eloquently. When you say soul and cosmic soul does it mean jeevatma and paramatma?
        Thank you sir,

    • Dilip says:

      It’s true HE is inside of us and tis we must believe. Thank you.

  7. Outstanding words…love each other no matter their perceived faults as we would love ourselves! I has missed your blog my friend! Blessings!

  8. Robin says:

    I haven’t been blogging for the past month. I returned today; and received this same message twice – although the other one wasn’t the same story. The world would definitely be a better place if we all kept this advice in mind and lived it out in our daily lives. A little wisdom can go a long way when put into practice!

  9. Madhu says:

    What brilliant advice!! Shall read this out to my grandchildren today:-)

  10. jannatwrites says:

    This just goes to show what happens when we show kindness to others. It is returned and spreads, making life better for everyone!

  11. Freya says:

    Very inspiring !

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Freya gracious of you to appreciate. Just visited your blog and found your travelogue beautiful and educative. Will surely keep in touch and thanks for stopping by!

  12. Such wisdom! If we focus on the positive traits of a person more than the negatives, we enrich ourselves and the overall atmosphere. Lovely!

  13. nature789 says:

    Wonderful and inspiring Dilip, think of the world and what it would be like if all decided to be The Change we wanted to see !!
    The good in me sees the good in you. Namaste:)

  14. I totally agree Dilip, its only through knowing our inner selves and showing our love to others can we ever hope to find peace..
    If we do not find peace within.. then it will not reflect back in our outer world…

    So many look for happiness through external trappings.. True Joy is held within.. We are all the Chosen Ones.. Its just up to each of us to choose the Eight Fold Path.. ..:-)

    Blessings again for sharing such wise words..

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Yes Sue our natural state is to be in joy and harmony as we are born with these. But it is we who are responsible for complicating our lives with our ego and greed.
      The answer as Eckhart Tolle says lies in connecting with our Inner Self.
      Thank you kindly and many good wishes coming your way.:)

      • I agree Dilip.. I love Eckhart Tolle..:-) I have one of his books.. The Power of Now..:-) brilliant read..:-)

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Oh yes Sue Eckhart Tolle’s book the ‘Power of Now’ is my all time companion. It is his wisdom which makes us aware of our ego and the importance and way to be in the present.
          Many good wishes coming you way:)

  15. Bindu says:

    Great story. If we are able to see God in others and other things the world would be a better place. But for us God is away in His heaven and we are blessed with the free will to act in the way we wish.

  16. Heta Gala says:

    Very true. ! Nice message Dilip:-)

  17. ssbonsor says:

    Truly said- the Buddha is within all of us. Therefore, blame the Sin, not the Sinner. Buddha named the greatest murderer “Ahinsak” when the latter fell at His feet and got converted.

  18. shellymona says:

    World needs these kind of sages who through their knowledge can change the negativism into positivism ….thanks for sharing such valuable thoughts…

  19. Anthony says:

    I am not really into the buddha thing, but it is a good inspirational post.

  20. johndwm says:

    You know Jesus also said those who reject the rejected people are rejecting him!

    • dilipnaidu says:

      That’s so wonderful to hear! I always look forward to your meaningful comments John. Best wishes and kind regards.

      • johndwm says:

        Love to you. I feel a great sense of solidarity with you.. I am convinced that the Spirit is one and we have so few words to describe this one-ness so we fight for our own vision .. but the Spirit of all things is Love. So people of love know this Spirit.. whatever their beliefs… I know Christ is God’s son. And I know my Atheist friends who have this love will know this love because they love..Anyway thanks you so much for your recognition and respect!

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Dear John I am moved by your words! Yes I too believe that the Spirit of all things is Universal Love. To reach God the only path is through Love for humanity. Thank you for the Peace and Harmony you spread to all.
          Kindest regards.

        • ssbonsor says:

          Well said, my dear dilip…Love is the uniting force for mankind and a panacea for all our ills. May I say, love is god because through his love alone we are able to receive all that we have. Love and cheers! :) Surinder

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Thank you sir, John is another like-minded person who believes in the same philosophy. You may like to read some of his thoughts at


        • johndwm says:

          We and the many like us are the future.. not in the sense that multiple of others are not also part of it but in the pivotal sense that we are the joiners the con-joiners, the communicants, we are those who enable the love of the Spirit to entwine the world and its disparities. I am privileged and pleased to know you . I am in in the midst of communion and the flow of the Great Spirit. In my tradition they call the Spirit God the Father but I prefer the name – The Great Spirit as the North American Indians know Him or simply in Scots The Big Yin! Whilst I know Yeshua, called Jesus,to be his preaordained Son I also know the Buddha was his Harbinger. But how do we say such things to our hardened seasoned adherents of ‘Truth? Hard indeed but necessary…! Blessings John

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Your words “I am in in the midst of communion and the flow of the Great Spirit’. reveal the depth of your spirituality.

          It is not easy to communicate this philosophy to the seasoned adherents. Perhaps subtle attempts could be a possible option.

          Grateful for blessings!

        • johndwm says:

          You are right! But also there is another way The Path of Action. My memory of the wonder of the Gita which I read over forty years ago was..Just that! Arjuna had to act and not philosophise or prevaricate. In the Book of Samuel Jonathan the son of Saul had exactly such a choice. While the king his father sat under the Pomagranite tree with the great warriors the sallow youth simply went to the enemy and hailed them inviting battle. The Spirit said to him if they come down refuse battle if they invite you up accept battle. They invited him to fight and he slayed twenty. No one could believe it. People wait for God’s word and eat their lives unto death. But those who act find the light and truth in the wisdom of God’s word in action – so long as they ask and cry to him for guidance amidst and preempting action. I am fighting to release addicts from the snares of the dealers. It is absolutely incredible! Blessings! John

        • dilipnaidu says:

          It is indeed my good fortune to read you thoughts in your blog as well as the comments. Beautiful lesson to act on what your inner voice tells you don’t then wave.
          Thank you.

        • johndwm says:

          It has been very hard for me – taking the Christ Way so seriously – to learn to differentiate between the imperatives and the traditions..My journey continues. God Bless you! John

        • dilipnaidu says:

          I wish you all the best!

        • johndwm says:

          Bless you too. Two souls in transition. Go well or as Dylan Thomas wrote Go gently into this good night!

        • dilipnaidu says:

          You are so kind. Thank you and be blessed always.

        • johndwm says:

          The dance of heaven is specific and magnificent. We are being released from slumber|! Enjoy>>>

        • dilipnaidu says:

          Your words are indeed profound John. Thank you and kind regards.

        • johndwm says:

          Your responses are always deeply encouraging. May you be blessed in Jesus irrevocable name. You are indeed blessed by God! Thank you – John

        • dilipnaidu says:

          A deep bow with respect to you John! Be blessed!

        • johndwm says:

          Thank you. I return your deep bow of respect! God indeed is a wonder! Love – John

  21. Aliosa says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Beautiful music love it. Pray tell me which language is it though. Of course language does not matter as the divine has no language.:)

      Thanks a plenty Aliosa.

  22. VEDANT says:

    A didactic post..

  23. Wonderful words… “if only”…
    Unfortunately, the human is far from being attentive to this kind of perception. Many times, in my small way, I am ridiculed by others because I follow the Buddhist path… And (for me) this is an exercise in patience, one of the most beautiful virtue!:-) claudine

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hello Claudine,
      I am humbled by your words. All that I can say is we are fellow-travelers in the same path being guided by virtues such as patience, humility and gratitude.

      I wish you and your dear family all the joy and happiness!:)

  24. renu says:

    God r4esides in every human being..only if we could understand this..

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Absolutely right on the spot Renu. This is the primary assumption of the Buddha’s theory. And so also in our Advaita philosophy!

      Thanks for the nice comment.

  25. Eric Alagan says:

    Sometimes, searching for the unknown reveals much – about ourselves, I reckon.


  26. Binky says:

    If we all treated each other with kindness and respect, the world would be a much better place. It is something we should all strive to do.

  27. artourway says:

    Namaste😉 take good care today

  28. An inspirational story, my dear Dilip. Thank you do much, my friend. :-)

  29. aFrankAngle says:

    Each of us have the essence for respect and kindness within us … yet selfishness and the desire for power keep us way.

  30. B. M. says:

    That is like key to life. . But sadly I think we all miss doing it.. ego comes most of the time.

    Thought provoking. …

  31. “If we only have faith and belief in the intrinsic goodness of all.” These are the key words.

    What about people indulging in wrong acts of omission or commission? Are they intrinsically good as well? YES! They are intrinsically good, but they have strayed and can be corrected.

    Moral: I must believe in every person’s intrinsic goodness, but look out for deviations. When I see deviations, I must help the person to correct himself/herself. (The person could be somebody else or it could be me.)

    • dilipnaidu says:

      A great response and indeed what you say is very true. Wisdom of the Sufi, Saints and the Enlightened Beings is difficult for us to relate while dealing with the con men of the real world.

      You are right we surely must not be gullible and fall prey to tricksters. In such cases I’d rely on the wisdom of the Mahatma ~ “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”.

      Thanks and kind regards!

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  33. Lala Rukh says:

    very inspirational….. budha’s thoughts always seems true and helping.

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