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 ...
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...
“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.
"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."
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?
Are parents like the playgrounds?
Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…
‘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...
"See, I can't even see what is so obvious to you. I am like these coffee beans soiling whatever they touch and completely useless thereafter."
"Wish I were more like these other two, still holding their own after all their troubles."
"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.”
'What do I care about most?' he thought.
And it came to him suddenly, 'I don't want to lose my father.'