दूसरी ओर : The Other Side

एक दिन एक युवा बौद्ध सन्यासी लम्बी यात्रा की समाप्ति पर अपने घर वापस जा रहा था। मार्ग में उसे एक बहुत बड़ी नदी मिली। बहुत समय तक वह सोचता रहा कि नदी के पार कैसे जाए। थक-हार कर निराश होकर वह दूसरे रस्ते की खोज में वापस जाने के लिए मुड़ा ही था कि उसने नदी के दूसरे तट पर एक महात्मा को देखा।

युवा सन्यासी ने उनसे चिल्लाकर पूछा – “हे महात्मा, मैं नदी के दूसरी ओर कैसे आऊँ?”

महात्मा ने कुछ क्षणों के लिए नदी को गौर से देखा और चिल्ला कर कहा – “पुत्र, तुम नदी के दूसरी ओर ही हो।”

(Story of a Buddhist mink – Crossing the River – in Hindi)


One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he pondered for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier.

Just as he was about to give up his pursuit to continue his journey he saw a great teacher on the other side of the river.

The young Buddhist yells over to the teacher, “Oh wise one, can you tell me how to get to the other side of this river”?

The teacher ponders for a moment looks up and down the river and yells back, “My son, you are on the other side”. (image credit)


About Nishant Mishra

Nishant studied art history and literature at the university during 1990s. He works as a translator in New Delhi, India and likes to read about arts, photography, films, life-lessons and Zen.

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