Spiritual Stories

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Monk chanting and praying in Samye Monastery, Tibet, January 2011 (Photo: Erik Törner, IMs bildarkiv)"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."

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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...

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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.

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Sower - Road“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.

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Evening over kumaon range"I want Happiness," a man had once asked Buddha.

Watching Nainital from China Peak, Rosh remembers Buddha, and receives secrets of peace and happiness.

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Face of Jesus“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.”

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magic eye // I have been tagged

Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.

The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.

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MnM"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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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 ...

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Morning Awakens

Insightful Story: Awakening

As the Waitakere Ranges awaken, Hosh wonders if it isn’t the love we feel that makes us notice serenity & observe the wonder around us?

 

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