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How to realize we are God?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

There was once a time when all human beings were Gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found. Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the Gods to help him decide. […]

Sympathetic Oneness

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

A father and son were walking together, enjoying the early morning breeze. They had covered a good distance when the father stopped suddenly and said, “Son, stop!” The son said, “What’s wrong?” The father said, “Nothing in particular, but let’s not walk any farther on this road.” “Why not?” asked the son. “Do you see […]

The Beggar Gives His All

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Before India gained independence, a few young men from the villages wanted to free India from the foreign yoke; they wanted the British to quit India. They needed material wealth to throw the British out of India, so they started collecting money in the Indian villages. One day, they got inspired to collect material things […]

Parable Of The Tailor’s Needle

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A tailor was at work. He took a piece of cloth and with a pair of shining, costly, scissors, he cut the cloth into various bits. Then he put the pair of scissors at his feet. Then he took a small needle and thread and started to sew the bits of cloth, into a fine […]

Parable Of The Ants And Mountain Of Sugar

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

There were thousands of ants living on a hill of salt. Being informed by an ant that there is a mountain of sugar nearby, some ants went to have their fill from it. Many of them walked on and on, but throughout the mountain they could find nothing except salt, because they had in their […]

The Poor and Rich

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from […]

Expect An Answer

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the way of life of the townspeople. As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask […]

The Boy Who Purchased One Brinjal For The Rupee – Parable for path of Service

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Parable Of The Boy Who Purchased One Brinjal For The Rupee A man had two sons. He gave them ten rupees each one day and said to them: “These ten rupees you can spend as you like. But please bring me some brinjals for tonight’s dinner.” They both went away to the bazaar. The foolish […]

A Miser’s Death

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

From Heart of the Enlightened By Anthony de Mello A miser had accumulated five hundred thousand dinars and looked forward to a year of pleasant living before he made up his mind how best to invest his money, when suddenly the Angel of Death appeared before him to take his life away. The man begged […]

Jataka Tales – Serivanija

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Once on a time in the kingdom of Seri, five aeons ago, the Bodhisatta dealt in pots and pans, and was called ‘the Serivan.’ In the company of another dealer in the same wares, a greedy fellow who was also known as ‘the Serivan,’ he came across the river Telavaha and entered the city of […]