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Month November 2020

Stop waiting for Perfection

One afternoon, according to an old Sufi tale, Nasruddin and his friend were sitting in a cafe, drinking tea, and talking about life and love. ”How come you never got married, Nasruddin?” asked his friend at one point. ”Well,” Nasruddin said, “to tell you the truth, I… Continue Reading →

Self-worth -Value

A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” 200 hands went up. He said, “I am going… Continue Reading →

The Flower Lady

One evening a workman was wearily plodding his way home when he stopped to rest by the side of the road.  A woman came by the place hauling a cart full of flowers.  The smell of her blossoms so perfumed… Continue Reading →

is there a problem?

“THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY French philosopher-mathematician Blaise Pascal once said, “All the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still.”I would add to this, “…and not knowing when to sit still.”In 1967, Israel was at war with Egypt,… Continue Reading →

give it everything you’ve got

A young man from Sydney told me that he had once met Ajahn Chah, in Thailand, and received the best advice of his life.Many young Westerners interested in Buddhism had heard of Ajahn Chah by the early 1980s. This young… Continue Reading →

going with the flow

“A WISE MONK, whom I have known for many years, was hiking with an old friend in an antipodean wilderness. Late one hot afternoon they arrived at a splendid stretch of isolated beach. Even though it is against the monks’… Continue Reading →

a truckload of dung

“UNPLEASANT THINGS, like coming last in our class, happen in life. They happen to everyone. The only difference between a happy person and one who gets depressed is how they respond to disasters.Imagine you have just had a wonderful afternoon… Continue Reading →

flattery gets you everywhere

“WE ALL LIKE TO HEAR OURSELVES praised but unfortunately most of the time we only hear about our faults. That’s fair, I suppose because most of the time we only speak about the faults of others. We hardly ever speak… Continue Reading →

Don’t let anyone steal your dreams

I have a millionaire friend named Uday who owns a Factory of manufacturing Magic Goods – which he exports to 38 countries. He told me a story of a young boy. The boy’s high school career was continually interrupted. When… Continue Reading →

“right! that’s it! I’m leaving!”

“ANOTHER OF THE CONSEQUENCES of anger that we should keep in mind is that it destroys our relationships and separates us from our friends. Why is it that having spent many happy years with a companion, when they make one… Continue Reading →

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