ಅನರ್ಘ್ಯ ರತ್ನಗಳು

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

ಸೂಫಿ ಸಾಧಕರಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಮಹಿಳೆರದೂ   ಪಾತ್ರವಿದೆ.  ಅವರಲ್ಲಿ ಆರನೇ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದ ರಬಿಯಾ ಒಬ್ಬ ಮಹಾನ್ ಸಾಧಕಿ.  ಆಕೆಗೆ ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಾರವಾದ ನಂಬುಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಶರಣಾಗತಿ.  ಈಕೆಯ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಒಂದು ಘಟನೆ ಇವಳ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ  ಶರಣಾಗತಿಯನ್ನು ಸಾದರ ಪಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ತನಗೆ ಇದ್ದ ಪ್ರಾಯದ ಅವಳಿ  ಗಂಡು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಹೊಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ಸಿಡಿಲಿನ ಹೊಡೆತಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿ ಅಸು ನೀಗುತ್ತಾರೆ.   ಇವರ ಪಾರ್ಥಿವ ಶರೀರವನ್ನು ಮನೆಗೆ ತಂದ ಸುತ್ತಮುತ್ತಲಿನವರು ರಬಿಯಾಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ತನಗಾದ […]

The Greedy Sons

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

From Tales of the Dervishes By Idies Shah There was once a hard-working and generous farmer who had several idle and greedy sons. On his deathbed he told them that the would find his treasure if they were to dig in a certain field. As soon as the old man was dead, the sons hurried […]

PHILOSOPHY – Parable Of The Butter Hidden In The Milk

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

The young daughter had gone to her village home for the first time from her city-dwelling.At night before retiring to bed, her mother opened a pot in which there was good cow’s milk and poured a little buttermilk. The girl asked her mother: “Mother, that was butter milk; and why have you mixed it with […]

THE GLORY OF THE GURU – Parable Of The Blind Leading The Blind

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Fifty blind men were sitting in a Dharmashala. They were born blind. They all wanted to go to a distant place of pilgrimage. Four other blind men came along and joined this group. They said they were also going to the same place. “Friends,” said the leader of the fifty, “we are blind and cannot […]

Tiger and the Fox

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

From Tale of the Reed Pipe By Massud Farzan A fox who lived in the deep forest of long ago had lost its front legs. No one knew how: perhaps escaping from a trap. A man who lived on the edge of the forest , seeing the fox from time to time, wondered how in […]

ದೇವರ ಮೇಲಿನ ಪ್ರೀತಿ

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

“ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಬುದ್ಧ ದೇವನಿಗೆ ಹಚ್ಚಿದ ಸುಗಂದದ ಬತ್ತಿಯ ಸುವಾಸನೆ ಹೊರಗೆಲ್ಲ ಹರಡಿದರೆ ನನ್ನ ದೇವನಿಗೆ ಕಡಿಮೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ?”  ಎಂಬ ಯೋಚನೆ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಓರ್ವ ಭಕ್ತನಿಗೆ ಬಂತು.  ತಕ್ಷಣ ಹಚ್ಚಿದ್ದ ಬತ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನಂದಿಸಿ  ಒಂದು ಅಂದವಾದ, ಕುಸುರಿ ಕೆಲಸಮಾದಲಾದ ಒಂದು ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ತಂದು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ತನ್ನ ಇಷ್ಟ ದೇವನಾದ ಬುದ್ಧನನ್ನು ಕೂರಿಸಿ ಸುತ್ತಲೂ ಸಾಟಿನ್ ಬಟ್ಟೆಯಿಂದ ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿ,  ಸುಗಂದದ ಬತ್ತಿಗಾಗಿ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಜಾಗ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಿ ಬತ್ತಿ ಹಚ್ಚಿ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಮುಚ್ಚಿಬಿಟ್ಟ. ಏನೋ ಒಂದು ರೀತಿಯ […]

Present Karma decides future

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Two friends were on the way. As they were moving across the nasty place filled with prostitutes, one of them had a desire to spend a night indulging himself in physical pleasure. The other one was given this idea to which he denied, and told his friend not do so. They both parted, one going […]

Contentment – Dervish and Money

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

A dervish was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the dervish’s devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered the dervish a bag of gold. “I know you will use the money for God’s sake. Please take it.” “Just a moment,” the dervish replied. “I’m not sure if it is lawful for […]

Sage Shuka and King Janaka – Swami Vivekananda

Monday, August 8th, 2011

There was a great sage in India called Vyasa. This Vyasa is known as the author of the Vedanta aphorisms, and was a holy man. His father had tried to become a very perfect man and had failed. His grandfather had also tried and failed. His great-grandfather had similarly tried and failed. He himself did […]

Satyakama of Jabala – Swami Vivekananda

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I will relate to you a very ancient story from the Chhandogya Upanishad, which tells how knowledge came to a boy. The form of the story is very crude, but we shall find that it contains a principle. A young boy said to his mother, “I am going to study the Vedas. Tell me the […]