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

  • Understanding Your Partner

    Vigeland - coupleUnderstanding your partner is easy. Just a few simple rules, which a woman should know.

    Rosh tells Isha what men want & how to keep men happy.

    She reciprocates...

  • Unsoiled By Muddy Paths

    Muddy PathA pristine Mai Loi, unsoiled by muddy paths on a dark rainy night, is delivered by her husband Kabir to a grocer.

    So, she can sleep with him to repay their debt...

  • Unwelcome Guests

    PAKISTAN: "REFUGEES FROM 'OBAMA'S WAR' "Unwelcome guests can become useful citizens, given the chance.

    Yet, International Governments desire normal migrants & detest illegal refugees.

    Story on the refugee debate.

  • Vedas And Upanishads

    Chanting Ved"What we do in life, what choices we make in life comes from our perception of who we are."

    "But that still doesn't make it clearer for me how I am that?" asked Josh. "How can I be the same as you, or one with Nature or God?"

  • What Do We Work For?

    St. Croix Sunset‘What do we work for?’ Rosh reflects, when his son tries to buy an hour of his time.

    For money, or for the ability to spend our time & money with our loved ones...

  • What Is Mine?

    HutWhat is mine? What is yours? Is it borrowed wealth or real capital?

    What is this world, this life? These possessions, these relationships?

    Insightful Sufi story...

  • What Kinship With The World?

    Buddha Quote 103What kinship do we have with the world, asks Kabir, haman duniya se yari kya?

    Kabir’s sufi Ghazal: Haman hai ishq mastana, haman ko hoshiyari kya explained.

  • What Makes 100%?

    father and sonJosh laughed at the funny joke. Rosh loved it, that he’d got it straight away.

    “Wanna play a game?” he asked.

    Josh nodded, a happy smile suddenly breaking up on his face.

  • What Type's Your Salary?

    Sentimental onion"The first type is The Onion Salary."

    "You get it, you open it, and you weep."

  • Who Am I?

    ChariotAm I my body or my mind? My consciousness or my memories? Or am I a sum total of all of these?

    Discover some pointers in this old Buddhist story or this Sufi song...

  • Who Packs Our Parachutes?

    Jump over Mt. RainierWho packs our parachutes?

    Story about recognizing and being grateful to people who support us in our life’s journey.

    Also, Rosh’s reflections on 2016 milestones

  • Who's Sinking Your Boat?

    meeting_hammer illustrationYou might have heard people being fired for not doing well, but there are many whose careers are destroyed simply because they do too well.

    Too well for their own good.

  • Why Aging Kills Us?

    El cafetó i el solet a la cara"Biological aging happens at two levels - one at the level of my whole being which you call Pa, and another at the part level of my individual cells that make up my body."

    "The age of my whole body is different from the age of my individual cells just like the age of your toy car may be different from the age of its individual parts.”

  • Why Do We Seek?

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    Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going?

    They are questions, which have their common source in the quest for meaning, which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives.

  • Wooden Coffin

    MaskThe sun had vanished. Rosh sat alone in the dark conservatory. Finally, he could bear it no more. A solitary tear rolled down his cheeks.

    As if on cue, the dark clouds opened their hearts and wept with pain all night.

  • You Spit, I Bow

    Balancing ladyOn seeing Nakagawa bow before the human image, Phillips couldn't contain himself.

    "The old Chinese masters spit on Buddha statues or burnt them down!" he said.

    "Why do you bow down before them?"