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A Useless Life

Friday, February 5th, 2010

A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work in the fields anymore. So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working in the farm, would look up from time to time and see his father sitting there. “He’s of no use any more,” the son thought to himself, […]

Friends for life

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.” They kept on walking, […]

Snake that refused to hiss

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Some cowherd boys used to tend their cows in a meadow where a terrible poisonous snake lived. Everyone was on the alert for fear of it. One day a brahmachari was going along the meadow. The boys ran to him and said; ‘Revered sir, please don’t go that way. A venomous snake lives over there.’ […]

“Walking on Water” by Sri Ramakrishna

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The duty of a farmer’s daughter was to carry fresh milk to customers in various villages, one of whom was a priest. To reach his house, the milkmaid had to cross a good-sized stream. People crossed it by a sort of ferry raft, for a small fee. One day the priest scolded the poor woman […]

Three Blind Men

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Once some blind men chanced to come near an animal that someone told them was an elephant. They were asked what the elephant was like. The blind men began to feel its body. One of them said the elephant was like a pillar; he had touched only its leg. Another said it was like a […]

Freedom Parrot – Osho

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

A man, a great man, a fighter for freedom was traveling in the mountains. He stayed in a caravanserai for the night. He was amazed that in the caravanserai there was a beautiful parrot in a golden cage, continually repeating “Freedom! Freedom!” And it was such a place that when the parrot repeated the word […]