The coffee story

The coffee story

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand. The lecturer 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 better cups and are 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. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it”

So don’t let the cups drive you….enjoy the coffee instead, which is the connection with your spirit within yourself.

Originally from Argentina, Alejandro learned from his studies in Journalism that although a story can be told in different ways, there is only one Truth behind it. Through Sahaja Yoga, he has found the key to discover the Truth within himself, and the light to live every moment in balance, to its fullest.

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  • ozge
    Nov 18, 2008
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    Nice story!



  • Cristina
    Nov 27, 2008
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    Yeap, great story.
    And while you’re moving past the quality of the cup, you can further realise you don’t even need coffee – water might be even better!
    And next, that there are other subtler types of water that quench thirst better…



  • Mahavir
    Dec 18, 2008
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  • Sulakshana
    Feb 26, 2013
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    wonderful story…..thank you so much for sharing.



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