Parable of the boy and the candle – Swami Sivananda

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

The father and his little son are sitting in a dark room. The son asks: .Father, I am afraid of this darkness. How can we remove it?. . Light the candle, son.. The boy lights the candle. . Ah, now the darkness is gone, is it not Father?.. Yes, son,. replies the father. The son […]

SUCH INDEED IS MAYA! – Parable of Sri Ramakrishna

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

ONCE Narada besought the Lord of the universe, “Lord, show me that Maya of Thine which can make the impossible possible.” The Lord nodded assent. Subsequently the Lord one day set out on a travel with Narada. After going some distance, He felt very thirsty and fatigued. So He sat down and told Narada, “Narada, […]


Saturday, June 13th, 2015

  Once upon a time, a monk wearing the ochre robe chanced to enter a village full of atheists. He fell in with a gang of defiant youth who challenged him to show them that the God, whom he was adoring, actually existed. He said he could, but before doing so, he asked for a […]

THE ROOT OF ALL TROUBLES – Parable of Sri Ramakrishna

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

 In a certain place the fishermen were catching fish. A kite swooped down and snatched a fish. At the sight of the fish, about a thousand crows chased the kite and made a great noise with their cawing. Which-ever way the kite flew with the fish, the crows followed it. The kite flew to the […]

The Holy Shadow

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Long, long ago, there lived a saint so good that the astonished angels came down from the Heaven to see how a mortal could be so godly. He simply went about his daily life, diffusing virtue, as the star diffuses light and the flower perfume, without even being aware of it. Two words summed up […]

The Secret of Fulfillment of Desires – Parables of Rama Teertha

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  There was a man, writing a letter to a friend whom he was pining for and longing to see. He had been separated from his friend for a long time. The letter he was writing was a long, long letter and he wrote page after page. So intent was he on his writing that […]

Parable Of The Man And His Dog – Swami Sivananda

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

A man went out for a walk with his lovely dog. He was very proud of the dog. It always went before him. This man had an umbrella in his hand. To show the people around him that his pet-dog would do anything for him, he made the dog carry the umbrella between its teeth. […]

ಸಿಟ್ಟು ಮತ್ತು ವಿವೇಕ

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

ಒಬ್ಬ ಭಕ್ತರು,   ಈ ಸಿಟ್ಟಿನಿಂದ ಮುಕ್ತಿ ಪಡೆಯುವ  ಒಂದು ಪರಿಹಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಉಪಾಯವನ್ನು ಕೋರಿಕೊಂಡು ಒಬ್ಬ ಸಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋದರು. ಅವರಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಷದವಾಗಿ  ತಮಗೆ ಶೀಘ್ರವಾಗಿ ಬರುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಿಟ್ಟು, ಅದರಿಂದಾಗುವ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಇವುಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿಸ್ತಾರವಾಗಿ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತಾ, ತನಗೊಂದು ಪರಿಹಾರ ಸೂಚಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ವಿನಂತಿಸಿಕೊಂಡರು. ಸಮಾಧಾನವಾಗಿ ಆಲಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ನಸುನಗುತ್ತಾ ಭಕ್ತರ  ಕಡೆಗೆ ನೋಡುತ್ತಾ, ತಮ್ಮ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕೊಣೆಯ ಕಡೆಗೆ ನಡೆದರು. ಒಂದೈದು ನಿಮಿಷಗಳು ಕಳೆದ ನಂತರ  ಈಚೆಗೆ ಬಂದ ಸಂತರು, ತಮ್ಮೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬಂದು ಅಗಲವಾದ ಭಾರವಾದ ಹಲಗೆ, ಒಂದು ಸುತ್ತಿಗೆ  ಮತ್ತು ಒಂದು ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಚೀಲದ  ಭರ್ತಿ  ಮೊಳೆಯನ್ನು ತಂದು ಆ ಭಕ್ತರ  ಮುಂದೆ ಇಟ್ಟರು. […]

Parable Of A Hundred Children

Friday, November 14th, 2014

There lived in a certain town two boy-friends, Rama and Krishna. They both were neighbours. Rama married a nice charming girl when he came of age, but Krishna  remained a bachelor for a long time. Both Rama and Krishna inherited a lot of wealth from their parents. Rama multiplied his wealth and became a millionaire. […]

ಸಾರ್ಥಕದ ಕ್ಷಣ

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Prakash,H.N Hassan        ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಭಾರತದ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪತಿಗಳಾದ ಡಾ.ಎ ಪಿ ಜೆ ಅಬ್ದುಲ್ ಕಲಾಂರವರನ್ನು ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಯನ್ನು ಕೇಳಲಾಯಿತು. ” ಸಾರ್,  ನಿಮಗೆ ಬದುಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸಂತಸ ನೀಡಿದ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾರ್ಥಕ ಎನಿಸಿದ ಕ್ಷಣ ಯಾವುದು? “               ಕಲಾಮ್ ರವರು ಗಂಟಲು ಸರಿಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡು ತಮ್ಮ ಅನುಭವದ ಗಂಟನ್ನು ಬಿಚ್ಚಿ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಮುಂದೆ ಇಟ್ಟ  ” ಒಮ್ಮೆ ನಾನು ಹೈದರಾಬಾದಿನ ನಿಜಾಂ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಪೋಲಿಯೋಪೀಡಿತ […]