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A stanza from Omar Khayyam’s ‘Rubaiyat’

“What he means simply is that you should not feel guilty. Whatever you do – if it is not right, don’t do it again,” comments Osho. One great Sufi poet, Omar Khayyam, has written in his Rubaiyat, his world-famous collection of… Continue Reading →

Gurdjieff’s father’s advice to his son

When you are kind to someone, don’t you feel a certain joy? A certain peace? A certain meaningfulness? Don’t you feel that you are contented with what you have done? There is a kind of deep satisfaction. Have you ever… Continue Reading →

Mullah Nasseruddin’s clothes..

Suppression binds, it does not liberate. Try to suppress something and you find yourself bound hand and foot to it. One evening, as Mulla Nasruddin was setting out to call on some of his friends, an old friend happened to… Continue Reading →

It is just two miles..

I am reminded of a story of Gautam Buddha.He is traveling with his disciple, Ananda. They are tired. They want to reach the next town before sunset; they are rushing as fast as possible. But Buddha has become old, and… Continue Reading →

Never allow a cat in your life

A great saint was dying and he said to his successor, a young man, “Remember one thing: never allow a cat in your life,” and he died. A big crowd had gathered to listen to the last statement of this… Continue Reading →

Thought versus reality

Good morning friends, today’s story is insightful. There is a saying that we often invite what we wish into our minds. If deep down we want to be miserable out subconscious takes decisions in the conscious world which would make… Continue Reading →

Story: Just out of Habit

Good morning friends , today’s story is about how we become creatures of habit in ignoring the good all around. I would like to relate to a great point which Jim Collins  (one of my fav) makes about trusting people…. Continue Reading →

Who broke Shankara’s bow

Here is a story. In a small village school, the teacher was teaching the story of Rama. Almost all the children were dozing. This occurrence was not unusual at the recitation of the Ramayana; even grownups nap at such times…. Continue Reading →

Letting go of the Banana

In ancient times, it was easy to capture a monkey. The hunter would wander into a forest, find a ripe coconut, and cut out a small hole that was exactly the same size as a monkey’s fist. He would then… Continue Reading →

The origin of materialism

A good nun lived a very simple life, with few possessions and dwell. ing in a cave. Every morning, she would take her alms bowl to the nearby village to collect just enough food for her one meal of the… Continue Reading →

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