A Buddhist monk was traveling with his collection of books through a river, in a small boat. Without warning, a sudden storm came and the boat was overturned. The Boatman tried to rescue the monk, but he pleaded, “Don’t try to rescue me. Please save the books. They are much… Continue Reading Philosophy of Reading
A Jewish anatomy professor, condemned to live in Auschwitz concentration camp, couldn’t take any more torture and decided to end his life. The anatomy professor very well knew which vein to severe for a painless and quick death. But the room had poor lighting. To let more light in, he climbed up… Continue Reading Seasons of Life
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
Around 8th century CE, a saintly philosopher lived in Kerala, the southern part of India. Due to his notoriously strange behavior and lifestyle, he was called as ‘Naranathu Bhrandan‘ or ‘the mad man of Naranath‘. But through his odd actions, he strived to convey great messages to laymen. Waking up… Continue Reading Oblivious to the Obvious
Every one wants to succeed, but very few actually are ready when the opportunity presents itself. How important it is to be ready always for the challenge.
Our spirituality revolves around many myths and misconceptions. How can we grow out of them and be truly spiritual in every sense of the word
Are we like the fox in the story who jumps for undeserving things? Here is a thought on that
Though dramatic change in fortunes is uncommon, we have all felt the invisible hand of chances controlling our lives.
A young man, looking very stressed, boarded the ferry-boat with all others. Though there were empty seats in the boat, he preferred not to sit. After a minute, he started pacing inside the boat. An old man watching this grew curious and asked, ‘Why are you pacing inside the boat my… Continue Reading Wait for it….
It is almost time for the human race to embrace the spiritual self inside and evolve into spiritual beings.
Aesop’s fables tells the story of the race between the Hare and the Tortoise. But more than just a children’s tale, the story has many inherent philosophies
Some assert that the new year resolutions are imperative to bring about change. But I feel certain revelations are better than resolutions..