During my recent trip to visit the coffee plantation, We’ve given an opportunity to hand sorted the pre-roasted beans. It was an important process to sort out the good quality of bean.
I am not aware that there are so many types of bad beans, e.g. infected by insect, machine cut, uneven shape and color, odd size, black color……and others. According to the Professor, we need to sort out the bad beans because when the beans go for the roasting process, it might get burn or unevenly roasted. This is definitely affected the quality and taste of coffee. There is no chance to serve a world-class specialty coffee.
I enjoyed sorting the beans with mindfulness and complete silence, you can accomplish the task easily yet happily. Imagine, if you keep grumbling and behave restlessly, there is no way you can accomplish your task and also you might make so many errors as you are not mindful at all.
What a great profound teaching! You can apply mindfulness anytime in life! You can observe clearly how much difference you make your life and other’s life!
I remembered a profound story on the elderly grandma chanting wrongly on “Om Mani Padme Hum” to “Om Mani Padme Nu” for more than 30 years with full faith and also mindfulness. She practice her mindfulness by putting a soya bean to another bowl once she finished chanted one time of mantra. After 30 years, once she chanted the “Om Mani Padme Nu”, the soya bean can jump by itself to another bowl.
One day, a monk passed by her house and the monk shared with her that she pronounced wrongly on the mantra, he corrected her. The grandma realized she done wrongly for the past 30 years, since then the soya bean no longer jump by itself to another bowl. The old grandmas lose faith and also mindfulness. Her mind was so disturbed by the correction.
The monk noticed on the changes, immediately he shared with the grandma, “your chanting is correct. I just wanted to test on your faith. Continue your pronunciation on “Om Mani Padme Nu.” The grandma was extremely happy as her effort was not wasted, and the soya bean continued jumped to another bowl once she started her chanting.
Most important, it’s your faith and be mindful in anything you are doing in life!
Not to become a grumbler!!!