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 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.
Are we like the fox in the story who jumps for undeserving things? Here is a thought on that
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