``O master! You are leaving us forever. Who will guide us when you are no more with us? Who will light our paths?’’ Said Bhadraka in voice choked with emotion.
A faint smile spread on Buddha’s face. He touched Bhadraka’s head affectionately. After a short while, Buddha said, `Bhadraka, the light you are worried about is always within you. Any attempt to search it in the holy places, caves and forests will prove futile. If your thoughts, speech and deeds are pure and in harmony with one another, you will find the divine light within your own self. Try to follow it and lead a haply life.’’
Thought Lord Buddha gave the above message more than 2500 years ago, it is relevant even today. It will continue to awaken people through ages to come.
You, too possess the divine light within you. Try to seek it. It will light your path and enable you guide others too.
For experiencing the light within you do the following things:
Cultivate and develop good thoughts. Translate your noble thoughts into action. Give charity to the deserving ones. Render service to and attend on others. Honor and nurse your parents and elders. Give a share of your merits to others. Accept the merits of others. Rectify your faults.
Whenever you are temped to do a wrong thing, the light within you forbids you. Whenever you are not in a position to take the right decision, it guides you. It consoles you during adversity. It frees you from greed, hatred and anger. It enables you to lead a peaceful and happy life.