~ You wake up early morning trying to do your Pooja / Prayers /Yoga but your mind is elsewhere and before you know it, you're done with it, without being mindful of it. (A leaking bucket)
~ You're very kind to outsiders / people in general and speak with them gently, but with your own family you're always harsh / rude. (A leaking bucket)
~ You honour and treat your guests well but when they leave, you gossip about them and talk about their flaws. (A leaking bucket)
~ You try to read as much religious books, listen to Satsang /Keertan, participate in social services/ Sewa but you swear, insult, curse daily. (A leaking bucket)
~ You help others but you're doing it to gain something in return from them and not doing those acts of kindness selflessly. (A leaking bucket)
~ You frequently advice/preach others, but practice none yourself.
(A leaking bucket)
~ You slander other devout persons out of hatred/spite when your views do not meet one another. (A leaking bucket)
~ You look down on others and feel more superior than them, judging their level of knowledge, based on external appearances (A leaking bucket)
*We struggle to fill our "lives"(the bucket) with "earnings" of religion and knowledge (the water), hoping it will retain inside but it is leaked by the many flaws (the holes) that we commit daily.*
An excellent reminder for all, including myself, to try and patch these holes up so we may progress further on this beautiful path of life.