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Jataka Tales – Cullasetti

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Once on a time when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares in Kasi, the . Bodhisatta was born into the Treasurer’s family, and growing up, was made Treasurer, being called Treasurer Little. A wise and clever man was he, with a keen eye for signs and omens. One day on his way to wait upon the […]

Jataka Tales – Vannupatha

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Once a time when Brahmadatta was king in Benares in Kasi the Bodhisatta was born into a trader’s family. When he was grown up, he used to travel about trading with 500 carts. On one occasion he came to a sandy wilderness sixty leagues across, the send of which was so fine that, when grasped, […]

Parable Of The Boy Who Watered The Root

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A father wanted to test the intelligence of his two sons. He allotted to each of them the task of looking after a mango tree, promising to reward the boy whose tree yielded the best fruit in abundance. The foolish boy discovered that the leaves were withering off and that flowers were coming up at […]

Parable Of The King’s Dream by Swami Sivananda

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

A king went to bed in his palace, which was guarded on all sides by sentries. Not even a fly could enter it and disturb the king. The bed-room was equipped with every kind of comfort and there was nothing lacking which enabled the monarch to enjoy the bliss of deep sleep. Soon after he […]

Searching for God

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

From Gitanjali By Rabindranath Tagore I have been seeking and searching God for as long as I can remember, for many many lives, from the very beginning of existence. Once in a while, I have seen him by the side of a faraway star, and I have rejoiced and danced that the distance, although great, […]

The Rule of Lao Tzu

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

From Freedom By Osho Lao Tzu became very famous, a wise man, and he was without doubt one of the wisest men ever. The emperor of China asked him very humbly to become his chief of the supreme court, because nobody could guide the country’s laws better than he could. He tried to persuade the […]

The Dog, the Stick and the Sufi

Monday, August 27th, 2012

From Tales of the Dervishes By Idries Shah A man dressed as a Sufi was walking along one day when he saw a dog on the road, which he struck hard with his staff. The dog, yelping with pain, ran to the great sage Abu-Said. Throwing himself at his feet and holding up his injured […]

The Real Meaning Of Peace

Friday, August 10th, 2012

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was […]

A Personification of Difficulty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

In the spiritual community that G.I. Gurdjieff led in France, an old man lived there who was the personification of difficulty–irritable, messy, fighting with everyone, and unwilling to clean up or help at all. No one got along with him. Finally, after many frustrating months of trying to stay with the group, the old man […]

Crossing the Water by Sri Ramakrishna

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

A farmer’s daughter duty was to carry fresh milk to customers in various villages had, 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, who performed worship daily with […]