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

A zen master proclaimed his intention to visit the palace of the king, who happened to be his disciple. Hearing about his master’s arrival, the King made colorful arrangements to welcome the wise sage. On the day, a huge crowd including wise men gathered. The King himself waited at the… Continue Reading Laughing at Oneself

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Who am I really? What makes me, me? Am I actually the person that the society thinks I am? These are very difficult questions. But sometimes we have… Continue Reading Embracing the true self