Bag of Potatoes – Burden of Jealousy or Envy!

Bag of Potatoes - Burden of Jealousy or Envy!Once a Guru called all his disciples and said, “Bring a bag of potatoes with you when you all come to discourse tomorrow but remember that each potato you bring should have the name on them of the person whom you envy. Disciples who envy many people bought as many potatoes with them.”

Next day, all disciples came with potatoes in a bag. Some bought less, some bought more.

Now, Guru said to his disciples, “For next seven days, everyone of you should keep these potatoes bags that you bought with. Wherever you go, eating, drinking, sleeping, walking, whatever you do, these potatoes bags should always be with you.”

Disciples didn’t understand anything but they knew they had to follow Guru’s command.



After three or four days, potatoes started to rot and disciples started to get disturbed by smell of those potatoes. Somehow, disciples spent seven days with those potatoes.

After seventh day, all went to Guru with those bags. One of them said, “Guru ji, why did you asked us to keep these potatoes with us? They started rotting and smelling, it was difficult to keep them with us every minute.”

At this Guru ji smiled and said, “When you started feeling burden of these potatoes in just seven days, then think how much burden will be on your mind when you envy other people.

This jealously puts unnecessary burden on your mind and rot you mind with negative thoughts just like these potatoes. So you should removes such wrong feelings from your mind.

If you can not love anyone then at least don’t hate. This will keep you mind clean and light.

Hearing this, all disciples threw jealousy out of their hearts along with those potatoes bag.


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