Insightful Stories

Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds

  • The Allah Of Mecca

    Hajj 2010 / 1431H"No," said Kabir, "but please give my regards to the Allah of Mecca."

    The friend was puzzled.

    "Is there a different Allah in Mecca?" he asked.

  • The Breaking Of Bread

    breaking bread"What possible good can there be?" he whispered.

    "For me? In the destruction of my life's work? My wealth? My confidence?"

  • The Burden

    FireMost burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.

    Story of two Buddhist monks.

    The elder carried a helpless girl to safety and left her there, but …

  • The Coldest Winter Ever

    Are you kidding me?"Absolutely," the voice confirmed, "I'm telling you man, it's going to be the coldest winter on record."

    "How can you be so sure?" the Chief wanted to be positively certain. Even the experts can get it wrong sometimes despite all the technology in use.

  • The Considerate Husband

    Loving Couple‘The Considerate Husband’ is an effort to understand the female mind!

    Funny story on how the final 3 wishes of a dying man were interpreted by his loving wife...

  • The Fern And The Bamboo

    Free Bamboo Stock BackgroundsEtc Wallpaper -  Asparagus Fern Green"Year after year, the fern flourished, and the bamboo just lay hidden beneath the soil, wanting simply to be forgotten. But I did not forget it, and I would not quit on it.”

    "Then one fine morning, a tiny bamboo sprout peeked shyly out of the earth. Compared to the fern, it was so small and insignificant, so unsure of itself.”

  • The Four Candles

    Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

    Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope...

    ... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

  • The Frog Who Climbed The Eiffel Tower

    Look way up...As they milled about on le Champ de Mars, loud discussions raged about the chances of the frogs.

    "No way anyone will get to the top!” said one.

    "Yeah, it's just too far for the poor buggers," agreed another.

  • The Good Samaritan

    Le Jour ni l’Heure 6617 : Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, 1850-1913, Le Bon Samaritain, 1878, musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, Loiret, région Centre, mardi 7 août 2012, 14:47:49Becoming the Good Samaritan helps Rosh understand, what Jesus had meant in the Christian parable...

    And what Gandhi said was the purpose of religion in our own lives...

  • The Happiness Of Fish

    the happy club minnow fishZhuangzi knew about the happiness of fish, but Huizi’s skepticism only gets him circular answers.

    Funny story of the famous Chinese philosopher’s clever rejoinders...

  • The Horse & The Goat

    Inter-species Bonding:  Miniature Horse meets Miniature GoatThe funny business management story of 'The Horse & The Goat' has interesting and insightful corporate lessons.

    The secret to survival in our corporate world is …

  • The Journey Within

    Inner JourneyQuietly he lay, staring at the white hospital ceiling. It was a plain canvas, unlike his own life. If only life could be as uncluttered as ceilings were.

    His life had been full. Made full by his own ambition and effort. It had been a life of becoming.

  • The Lesser Evil

    envy“Being perfect is a folly, it belittles others. I am not greedy like him. I give others a chance to shine.”

    “Perhaps he can’t help it. Perhaps there is evil in him too, driving him to perfection, because he wants to show us all up.”

  • The Midas Curse

    Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • The Midas Touch

    Touch,feel,power“Everything he touched turned instantly into gold. It was miraculous!"

    "He touched a tree. Gold! He touched a stone. Gold! He touched a piece of shit. Gold!”

    “Wow!” said Josh, “I really want that golden touch. Can Dionysus make me rich too? ”

  • The New Healthy

    Smile at a stranger“Beer – helping people enjoy sex since about 5,000 BC - is also made of grains. All healthy stuff. Drink more, be healthier. Have sex, be even more healthier."

    "Beer also helps a man show his emotions. Spill one and he'll cry.”

  • The Playground

    Old HandsAre parents like the playgrounds?

    Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…

  • The Power Of One

    bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgIIMC began, essentially medically treating about 20 kids per day in the poor Sonarpur neighborhood, where access existed neither to medical care nor to formal education.

    Dr. Sujit started as his project’s only physician, but within 25 years, he had over 18 doctors and 700 full time employees working with him.

  • The Pursuit Of Happiness

    peacrow"What a life mate!" our friend crowed, "Zed security. Such fame. And such beauty."

    "People dying to see you. When they see me, they just shoo me away."

    "You must be the happiest bird on the planet."

  • The Quest For Roti

    Gurdas Maan, live in concert.Roti Magar, meaning the quest for Roti, is a beautiful Punjabi poem written & sung by Gurdas Maan on the ethos of sustenance.

    Rosh translates & explains lyrics