September 11, 2015

On making your mind clam and radiant

THE BUDDHA‬ was once asked this question: Why do the ‪noble‬ beings who have developed their minds appear so calm and radiant? The Buddha replied: “They ‪sorrow‬ not for what is ‪past‬, They yearn not after that which is not come, The ‪present‬ is sufficient for them: Hence it is […]
August 10, 2015

Parable on ‪Renunciation

A concerned wife once said to her husband: “Dear, I am very anxious about my brother. For the past one week he has been thinking of becoming an ascetic, and has been busy preparing for that life. He is trying to reduce gradually all his ‪desires and wants.” The ‪‎wise […]
August 10, 2015

A Parable on Knowledge v/s Wealth

Not so knowledgeable, yet pompous, and poor brahman named Balaki approached Ajatashatru – the ruler of prosperous kingdom of Kashi – with a claim that he could tell the “Ultimate Truth” in exchange for a handsome prize. The ruler humbly replied “I do know the ultimate truth; yet I won’t mind […]
August 6, 2015

Parable on Fear

Long time ago in Middle-east a traveler met a curious fellow. “Who are you?” he asked, “and where are you going?” “I am Cholera. I am going to kill five thousand people in Egypt”, said the other and resumed his journey. A few years later they happened to meet again. […]