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Where is butter?

Once upon a time a humble farmer lived in a village along with his wife and son. He had couple of cows. One day in the morning he milked them as usual. He handed over a milk filled pot to his wife. Looking at his young son he said - "Tomorrow give him lot of butter to eat". The little kid was confused. He went to his mother and said - "Mother, where is the butter? Father gave you pot of milk and asked to give me butter. How is that?". The mother smiled at his innocence and took him to the kitchen. She added some buttermilk to the milk pot and said - "Tomorrow I will give you lot of butter to eat". The little boy was more confused. He couldn't understand how his mother is going to give him butter out of milk.

Next day morning he got up from his bed, bathed and went outside his room to see what his father is doing. Just then his mother gave him a small bowl full of butter. Yum. It was delicious. After tasting the butter he curiously asked his mother - "Yesterday it was just milk. How come it became butter today?". The mother smiled and said - "Look. Butter was there in each drop of milk. But it was hidden. Remember, yesterday I added some buttermilk to it. It curdles the milk. So milk gets converted to curd. You then need to churn it to finally get the butter."

The same holds true with the God too. The way butter exists in each drop of milk, God is filled everywhere. Just like that small kid most of the people can not identify Him. In order to reach Him you need to mix catalyst in the form of Yama and Niyama to your life. You further need to churn it with the sincere Yoga practice so that you get a delicious "butter".


Bipin Joshi is a software consultant, an author and a yoga mentor with more than 22 years of experience in classical yoga system of India. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than ten technology books for Apress and WROX press. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced yoga way of life he also teaches Kriya and Meditation to selected individuals.

बिपीन जोशी लिखित देवाच्या डाव्या हाती आणि नाथ संकेतींचा दंशु या पुस्तकांची आपली प्रत आजच विकत घ्या. त्यांच्या अजपा योग मार्गदर्शनाविषयी अधिक माहिती येथे उपलब्ध आहे.

Posted On : 29 Dec 2006

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