Long ago, there lived a righteous sage. Everyone in his village adored him and took advises from him. The villagers used to gather water from the village well. One day someone poisoned the water in the well. All those who drank from it turned insane and started doing absurd things.… Continue Reading Fool’s Paradise
We are forced to unquestionably believe in some unrealistic notions. Is Happily ever after one of them?
Recently, I met an old man on a long journey. With a shaven head and long robes, he looked like a renunciate. I started talking to him out of curiosity. When he learned that I am an electrical engineer, he became enthusiastic and started conversing about the latest developments in… Continue Reading Breaking out of Binaries
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
Though dramatic change in fortunes is uncommon, we have all felt the invisible hand of chances controlling our lives.
Some assert that the new year resolutions are imperative to bring about change. But I feel certain revelations are better than resolutions..
What is humour? What magic in a joke makes us laugh out loud? Is there is a science for humour? Can everyone can develop a sense of humour?
“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
Some people are unhappy in spite of all the riches they posses. Despite all the miseries, some others maintain a positive attitude towards life. Why such a paradox?
Human society is built on fear. But is fear the cause of violence? If so how can we transcend fear?
A difference in opinion is difficult to deal with. How can we correct someone without starting a war?