Buddha said: "If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds
a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the
This is the "greater happiness"—the second, more difficult
path—which will come to any human being who recognizes the
choice he has in every action, even in every thought, and has
the will and discrimination to choose wisely.
Robert Frost's famous lines from "The Road Not Taken" provide a
model for the crossroads at which every human being stands:
When I put my first steps on the path of growth one of the
first books I read was of Berry Stevens: Don’t push the
river. And she made what I call a key-sentence (a
sentence which touches me deeply and stays with me): “Be
careful where you put your heart upon, because one day it
will be yours”. This lovely story of Yamuna illustrates
Yamuna’s story is also a enlightening example of how
powerful a past life can influence this one. Which 21 year
old woman wants to go to India to live there in a cave?
Another common theme in the spiritual journeys of many
is that they start doing Vipassana meditation. It looks
like if you are really dedicated to find your self or
destiny or truth this is the way to go for many.
And the beautiful thing is that if you are ripe for it,
the opportunity appears right in front of you. You
‘only’ have to see the signs and have the courage to
respond to this divine call. (See also
Emma's great beginning).
deep longing of finding your truth is coming from past
life’s in which we all have wandered at many holy places
and have met many holy men and women.
Else how you want to explain the enormous difference
between human beings and in this case between women of
this caliber and girls who are only interested in how
they look like.
I love Yamuna’s story because she paints in vivid colors
all the images we encounter in our mind: the gods, idols and
the demons of our mind. The Indians have a talent to
capture these images in stone as the illustrations from
the Sri Maneeska Temple in Madurai, South India show.