A student asked his teacher:
The teacher: Let’s go to the kitchen. Today we’re going to cook bitter melon soup.
Master asked his student to prepare 5 bowls of soup. The salt will be in ascending order in each bowl. So, the first bowl will have no salt, but the last bowl will have the highest salt content.
Master asked his disciple to taste each bowl.
The student tastes the soup in the first bowl.
asked the Master.
asked the Master again.
The student answered:
said the Master .
. The student responded with joy.
He answered with disgust.
He asked the student.
“But why are we doing it Master,” the student added with curiosity.
Master was silent. Only a few seconds passed, but it seemed like an eternity had passed. All the students surrounded the master with curiosity.
“Our life is like this soup. It is bitter in nature. It has its own struggle. It’s totally uncomfortable. But money is like salt in this soup. It adds comfort.
The perfect recipe is in the third bowl. You should run after the money, but up to the extent that it provides all the necessary comforts of life. But if you try to add more salt it will only make life more bitter.