Okuden went to a zen master. Bowing respectfully he asked ‘Master, will you kindly accept me as your disciple?’ ‘Sure, but who are you?”, the master enquired “I am okuden.” “I didn’t ask for your name. I asked who you are!” the master said. “I am the son of the… Continue Reading The Identity Crisis

Food is a primary requirement. Hunger is the basic instinct that drives all living beings. Nothing can survive without the right nourishment. We who pride ourselves on being the most developed among all creatures, have long left our natural food and invented the process of cooking. With it, we effectively… Continue Reading From Gluttony to Meditation

Ever since being impressed by watching the Academy award-winning movie by the same title a decade back, I was earning to read the book To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. My eagerness culminated in me thieving the book from the personal library of my dear friend Hemlal. There… Continue Reading To Kill a Mockingbird

A King went to the forest for hunting with his troops. On the way, the chariot overturned and the king fell down, breaking his arm. Everyone lamented the ill fate. But the scholarly minister said, “there is no need to be sad, everything happens for good.” Enraged at this unsympathetic… Continue Reading Everything for Good