They say that the gang usually comprises four members. While the three younger ones, all appearing to be cute and innocent, divert their "mark" (or intended target) with a show of friendliness and fun, the fourth – the eldest of this gang of criminals – sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle undetected through their pockets and bags for any valuables being carried.
The attached picture taken from CCTV operating in the inner city shows the gang in operation. …
Source: Buddhism @ Facebook
Evil enters like a splinter and spreads like an oak tree.
A fool is a wise man’s ladder.
The lecturer just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups – some porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking and some looked rather expensive and exquisite. The Lecturer offered his former students the cups to get drinks for themselves.
When all the students had a cup in hand with water, the Lecturer spoke:
If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal that you only want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all you wanted was water, not the cup, but we unconsciously went for the better cups.
Just like in life, if Life is Water, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold/maintain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. If we only concentrate on the cup, we won't have time to enjoy, taste and appreciate the water in it.