RESOURCE UTILIZATION :
A key factor which adds value to performance is complete utilization of
resources... Following is a powerful illustration!...
Buddha, one day, was on deep thought about the worldly activities and the
ways of instilling goodness in human.
The following is the text of conversation between him and his disciple.
One of his disciples approached him and said humbly " Oh my teacher ! While
you are so much concerned about the world and others, why don't you look in
to the welfare and needs of your own disciples also."
Buddha : "OK.. Tell me how I can help you?"
Disciple : "Master! My attire is worn out and is beyond the decency to wear
the same. Can I get a new one, please."
Buddha found the robe indeed was in a bad condition which needed
replacement. He asked the store keeper to give the disciple a new robe to
wear on. The disciple thanked Buddha and retired to his room. Though he met
his disciple's requirement, Buddha was not all that contended on his
decision. He realized he missed out some point. A while after, he realized
what he should have asked the disciple .
He went to his disciple's place and asked him "Is your new attire
comfortable? Do you need anything more ?"
Disciple : "Thank you my Master. The attire is indeed very comfortable. I
need nothing more"
Buddha : "Having got the new one, what did you do with your old attire?"
Disciple : "I am using it as my bed spread"
Buddha "Then.. hope you have disposed off your old bed spread"
Disciple " No.. no.. master. I am using my old bedspread as my window
Buddha " What about your old Curtain?"
Disciple "Being used to handle hot utensils in the kitchen"
Buddha : "Oh.. I see.. Can you tell me what did they do with the old cloth
they used in Kitchen"
Disciple : "They are being used to wash the floor."
Buddha "Then, what about the old rug being used to wash the floor...???"
Disciple "Master, since they were torn off so much, we could not find any
better use, but to use as a twig in the oil lamp, which is right now lit in
your study room...."
BUDDHA SMILED IN CONTENTMENT AND LEFT FOR HIS ROOM.
Superb na...this is a very famous temple (gumpha) built in leh(ladhak) where Buddha use to do mediatation with his deciples..its up above on the mountain approx 11,000ft up the ground (whew!!)...