"You know what?" he said to the barber. "Barbers don't exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you. Have you forgotten so quickly?"
Buddhist Story: The Burden
Most burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.
Leave them behind to move on ...
Kids Story: Revenge Best Served Cold
Hosh meticulously plans his revenge, his tiny brain scheming even as he sleeps.
Once he decides what to do, it was easy...
Insightful story: Cracked Pot
Nobody is perfect. We're all cracked pots, but can still be useful.
Everything serves a purpose. A fulfilled life is a perfect life.
"There are teachers," Isha answered after considerable thought, "and then there are educators."
"Perhaps it is time for you to graduate from being one to being the other."
Interesting Parenting Story: Five Little Monkeys
Hosh learns counting via an old nursery rhyme, in which 5 monkeys keep jumping off the bed, bumping their heads.
Anger Management Story: Angry Buddha
Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shows how anger dissipates not from paying it lip service, but by mindfulness of it.
Insightful story: Mouse Marries A Lioness
Interesting Abstemius sequel to Aesop’s Lion and Mouse fable.
Marriage & alliances between unequal parties don’t last.
Insightful story: Lion And The Mouse
The Aesop fable showed that mercy pays back.
But should kindness be only an investment for future returns?
Revenge isn't best served cold.
It is best not served at all, Hosh realizes. A lot could have gone wrong...
An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind!