Seva to parents alone is enough!

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Every person by birth becomes rini for parents — without whom the very existence on this earth would not have been possible, devatas — for all the panchabutas, rains, nature etc. and rishis — for giving us puraanas, shastras etc. Of these, the runam of parents cannot be paid back easily and is virtually impossible. […]

Satyameva Jayate

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

No collection of moral stories will be complete without the mention of Satya Harishcandra. His story is well known and praised by everyone. Truth is the most fundamental moral to be learnt by everyone and it is alone enough to reach God. The following is a small incident showing the satya vaak paripaalanam of Harishchandra: […]

Following Dharma always

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Doing right always is a very difficult task. Many a times we do not know what is dharma, what is not. Even though we know, unless it is a very usual habit of following it, at times of great stress it is impossible to follow the path of Dharma. The following story is a small […]

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Shuchi and Shubhrata were given utmost importance in our Indian culture, since ever. Right from small things like brushing teeth etc. fixed rules and regulations have been placed, such that utmost cleanliness prevails in the society. The following story portrays the obsession of Indian culture for cleanliness. Long ago there used to live an obedient […]

Importance of keeping one’s word

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

We all know that the pandavas left their kingdom for 13 long years for keeping up their word! Well, for Arjuna going away from the bhogas of a king, for the sake of truth, was not new. He did it once well before the aranyavaas. The story goes like this: The kalyaanam of pandavas with […]

Think before acting

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Long time ago, there used be a King in a city by name “purika”. He was a Para-himsa-rata. He used to do himsa of other creatures. Because of this in his next janma, he was born as a Gomaayu (jackal). However due to the Punyam and Gnyaanam the King acquired, the Gomaayu had puurva-janma-smruti. Gomaayu […]

Parable Of The Hunter’s Dream – Nature of Jivanmukta

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A hunter went to bed at night and dreamt. In the dream he saw that a fierce lion was chasing him and was about to jump at him. He was frightened. He gave out a terrible cry. He dreamt that he was stooping to pick up his bow and arrow, shouting at his comrade “Get […]

Parable Of Two Businessmen by Swami Sivananda

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Two businessmen once set out for a distant land for doing business. They were both rich. They had heard well about the returns that their business would bring them in the new place. The first one, Rama, thought, “Let me invest my entire wealth. Even if the business be shaky in the beginning and there […]

Parable Of The Girl Who Stopped The Policeman And The Thief

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

A notorious dacoit was almost caught red-handed by the policeman. With his booty on his  hand, the dacoit started running away. The policeman gave him a very good chase. They had hardly run a couple of furlongs before both of them saw a beautiful girl walking alone along the road. The policeman was about to […]

Parable Of Four Learned Scholars by Sivananda

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

 Once four learned Ayurvedic doctor, an astrologer, a musician and a logician.had to spend a day at a village; and each was highly learned in his own science, a very great authority in his own subject but empty of wisdom concerning life. Now they went about collecting articles for their food, and the Ayurvedic […]