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
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
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It is said that hobbies define a person. What an individual prefers to do at the spare time portrays his outlooks towards life. I cannot hide my pleasure in admitting… Continue Reading A Bookaholic’s Chronicles
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
Like communication, science is revolutionizing travel. In near future, it will also be much cheaper, easier or even not at all necessary.
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….