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 an independent software consultant and trainer by profession specializing in Microsoft web development technologies. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he is also a yoga mentor, meditation teacher, and spiritual guide to his students. He is a prolific author and writes regularly about software development and yoga on his websites. He is programming, meditating, writing, and teaching for over 27 years. To read more about him go here. More details about his Kriya and Meditation online course are available here.

Posted On : 29 December 2006

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