Nov 22, 2006

Enjoy your Coffee...


Just another forwarded parable that caught my interest...
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups.
Now if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."
Don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead.

17 comments:

  1. If the coffee inside is the same, why not go for the better cup when available. What's wrong with that?

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  2. orre philosophy...

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  3. I am sending a (actually 2) Christmas card(s)/mail - showing how we try to enjoy "the coffee" in our available cup!

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  4. Rajesh, you are running the risk of being called "superficial".;-) Ashok, Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

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  5. Hi Ashok

    WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Let all your wishes comes alive:)

    Jeevan

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  6. coffee is the cruz, the core... the cup just the container... awesome !!! nice one

    Happy new year...

    -kingkong

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  7. Don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead....
    mmmmm that's a good point.
    Wish you and your family a Happy New Year :)

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  8. Wish YOu Happy New Year Ashok...

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  9. Hey Ashock! Happy New year bud!

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  10. Happy New year everybody...Thanks for ur wishes :)

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  11. Wish you a Happy Pongalo Pongal:) have a nice time with your family!!

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  12. Hi Ashok,

    I visit ur blog regularly(with id agi). But what happened not much updates since very long time. Looks like you are very busy now a days...

    Murthy

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  13. hi murthy...yup, little busy of late...but will get back to active blogging in just few weeks...

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  14. Hi ashok, i agree.

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  15. //Don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead....//

    Tht was a good message :)

    And wts up blog is in dormant mode???

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  16. What happened Ashok?

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  17. Makes you think...

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