"Rome ruled that land at the time of Jesus," answered Rosh, "so the Jews lived under Roman law. The Jewish crowd wanted the adulterous woman to be stoned to death according to their law at the time."
"But if they stoned the woman, they would be prosecuted for murder by the Romans. If they didn't stone her to death, they wouldn't be following their own ancient law."
Am 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 ...
"And have you tamed your mind yet, my knowledgable husband?" Isha teased, clearing the dinner table.
He smiled and replied, "No my dear, not yet. I try often, but I always fail."
What 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...
“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.
“I’m Jesus’ Sower. And I’m tried.”
The effort to speak was too much for him, and he felt tired and weak.
As darkness descended on him again, he heard the nurse ushering his family out of his hospital room. He let the darkness take him again.
"I want Happiness," a man had once asked Buddha.
Watching Nainital from China Peak, Rosh remembers Buddha, and receives secrets of peace and happiness.
“Come back to me quickly. You can have your Kingdom of Heaven,” she impulsively spoke her thoughts aloud to him.
He winced and thought a little. Then answered with great sadness, “But I can’t go on that journey anymore. I have nothing left to pay the fare.”
Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.
The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.
"Why did you do it?" he asked.
"He didn't eat them at lunch, so he didn't want them. I wanted them, so I took them." Josh said reasonably.
"Beware son," said Rosh, "for the mind justifies what the heart desires."
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