Spiritual Stories

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Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope ...

... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

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Push yourself“Involuntarily, she returned his smile but kept her peace. She decided to ignore the cookie hustler, hesitatingly munching away at the bikkie.”

“But troubles don’t generally go away when we ignore them. They persist or become bolder, until we can ignore them no more.”

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Pennies in reliefLike Head and Tail, two sides of a coin, does man have two sides too?

Are people good or bad, or is it all in the eye?

Insightful story with pointers from Kabir

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Paradiso perduto"What have I done to deserve this?" she sighed, "Why can't you be content with what you've got?"

He didn't answer. He couldn't. He wanted to, to salve her pain, but he didn't know what to say. He just hugged her more tightly and lay silent.

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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.

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burnAs he floated in and out of consciousness, talking to his God as he had done on countless other occasions in his life, long-forgotten words from Dan Schutte’s famous Christian hymn came to the fore again, inside his being.

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rings on the riverInsightful Story: A Land Too Far

Lyrics in various versions of ‘Chhalla’ translated in context of the lover’s ring, boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues

 

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Dzogchen“Where else can one go? It is all here. What more is there to seek? I already have Him. What more is there to become? I already am.”

“No, my liberation is not in seeking more, not in getting more, but in giving back what I do have now.”

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Gandhi spinning CharkhaInsightful Story: Bedsheet For The Soul

Rosh explains the lyrics of Kabir’s iconic poem 'Jhini Chadaria', in which he calls the human body a finely woven tapestry

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Storytellers CafeHe thought about his father’s future work. Creating and publishing stories – inspired by life.

Creating another Upanishad! A contemporary Upanishad! Perhaps an Upanishad retold!

Would he read it? He knew he would, he loved his father’s stories anyway.

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