The tail is out!


Compiled  by London swaminathan

Post No.2255

Date: 18 October 2015

Time uploaded in London: 18-33

Thanks for the pictures.

Don’t use pictures. Don’t reblog for at least a week.


Once a Guru was teaching his disciples about the highest truth, but one of his disciples was not prepared to listen to or understand him. The guru was seated leaning against a wall and the disciple was facing him. In the wall there was a rat hole. When the teaching was going on, the rat was slowly proceeding towards the hole and all the attention was of the disciple was fixed on the rat. He was watching keenly what the rat was doing. It has almost entered the hole and its tail only was seen outside.

The guru coming to know that the disciple was not attending to him, asked,

“Do you listen to what I say?

Has what I told you entered your head?”

Suddenly the answer came from the disciple

“Yes, only the tail is out.”

Many disciples are of this type. So preparedness to imbibe spiritual teachings is necessary and that can only be through purification of the mind.

Story told by swami Ramdas of Anandashram


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