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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 →

The Parable of Many Monkeys and Fraud

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching… Continue Reading →

Dealing with an Uneasy mind

I have been quoting again and again Bodhidharma. He went to China, and the emperor of China went to see him. And the emperor said, “My mind is very uneasy, very disturbed. You are a great sage, and I have… 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 →

Monkey Mind

A monkey was visiting a Buddhist monastery on one of the holy days. He thought that there would be so many visitors bringing offerings of food that someone was sure to drop a mango or leave an apple unattended, and… 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 →

Tossing a coin test

At the end of my lecture in Oslo, a young woman I had never seen before asked me a question on how one should make important decisions in life. In order to ground her question in reality, I replied, “Well,… Continue Reading →

The Abundance Principle

Once a man got lost in a desert. The water in his flask had run out two days ago, and he was on his last legs. He knew that if he didn’t get some water soon, he would surely die…. Continue Reading →

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