We are a generation afraid of boredom. But does it deserve so much aversion?
Three fishermen were doing their business in the sea. Unexpectedly, they got an ancient lamp. When they opened it, a genie came out and said he has the power to turn anything to gold. He urged them to ask one wish each. The first man thought for long and said,… Continue Reading Money Matters
How did we end up with such fake leaders? Can we some how expel them and bring back those with quality?
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