Here is the full transcript of spiritual teacher Preetha ji’s TEDx Talk: How to End Stress, Unhappiness and Anxiety to Live in a Beautiful State at TEDxKC conference.
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Preetha ji – Co-Founder, One World Academy
Namaste! Let me share a fable with you, for stories are ways of immortalizing messages.
Two monks, Yesmi and Nomi, are returning back to the monastery after a day of teaching in the nearby village. They are just about to cross the river when they hear a woman crying. Yesmi walks up to her and asks her what was troubling her? She needed to get back to her toddler who is living in the village across the river.
Since the river has risen that day, she is feeling miserable that she will not be able to go back to her toddler, and her child would cry for her all night. On hearing her, Yesmi volunteers to help her.
He carries her across the river and drops her on the other side. And they continue with their walk. About half an hour into the walk, Nomi, in a very agitated tone, speaks up, he says, “Yesmi, do you know what you have done?” Yesmi calmly looks at him. A master said, “Never look at a woman, you spoke to her.” A master said, “Never speak to a woman, you touched her.” A master said, “Never touch a woman, you carried her.”