The Leaking Bucket

~ You wake up early in the morning trying to do your Prayers, but your mind is elsewhere and before you know it, you’re done with it, without being mindful of it.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You’re very kind to outsiders / people in general and speak with them gently, but with your own family you’re always harsh / rude.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You honour and treat your guests well but when they leave, you gossip about them and talk about their flaws.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You try to read as much religious books, listen to Satsang /Keertan, participate in social services, but you swear, insult, curse daily.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You help others but you’re doing it to gain something in return from them and not doing those acts of kindness selflessly.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You frequently advice/preach others, but practice none of those principles yourself.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You slander other devout persons out of hatred/spite, when your views do not meet one another person’s views.
(A leaking bucket)

~ You look down on others and feel more superior than them, judging their level of knowledge, based on external appearances.
(A leaking bucket)

We struggle to fill our “lives”(the bucket) with “earnings” of education & knowledge (the water), hoping it will retain the contents inside, but it leaks every now & then by the many flaws (the holes in the bucket) that we commit daily. We need to make conscious efforts to plug the holes in our Bucket.

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