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Being Human

TaleTown spiritual stories & retold tales on being human, with agnostic, secular, non-religious, non-theistic beliefs, spiritual quotes & spiritual sayings

  • Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 20

    Hate BackgroundRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 20

    The Captain's pain morphed into anger.

    Anger became blind hate. Hate gave him the purpose of his life.

  • All Roads Lead To Rome

    Spider webInsightful Story: All Roads Lead To Rome

    Abraham bought his lucky ticket at Mecca.

    But can the holy places - Vaticans, Varanasis or Vagharshapats help one attain God?

  • Am I Rich Soil?

    lostDronacharya (Teacher Dron) taught archery equally to all his students, yet Arjun excelled the others in mastering it.

    The seed which falls in a rich and ready soil bears the greatest fruits.

  • Angry Buddha

    Fell On Black DaysAnger 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.

     

  • Caught You Red-Handed

    Blow Your Mind"Time passed slowly and the expectation that he was finally going to eat made his stomach growl with eager anguish."

    "Geshe Ben was so hungry that he found it difficult to wait. His eyes kept returning to the jar of food within his reach."

  • Creating An Upanishad

    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.

  • Dignity In Sunset Years

    No words neededInspiring Story: Dignity In Sunset Years

    How senior citizen volunteers of the Dignity Foundation became the city of Mumbai’s public works companions…

     

  • Drink In The Mosque

    Ankara's Kocatepe MosqueInsightful story: Drink In The Mosque

    Is any place holier than other?

    Funny tale with Urdu Shayari Of Ghalib, Mir, Iqbal, Faraz & Wasi on where to drink alcohol

  • Ensuring A Safe Dawn

    No thanks, I'd rather swimEnsuring A Safe Dawn

    An inspiring story on SOS Children's Villages, world's largest NGO in providing integrated long-term familial care to orphans & abandoned kids...

     

  • Finding My Way

    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.”

  • Found The Bottle-Lovers

    Drinks

    Funny story: Found The Bottle-Lovers

    With lyrics translation of Hindi song: Nasha Sharab Me Hota To.

    If alcohol could intoxicate, bottles would have danced

  • From The Water's Womb

    Sunrise at KanyakumariThis was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

    Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.

  • Here I Am, Lord

    burnSpiritual Story: Here I Am, Lord

    ‘Is it I Lord?’ Rosh thinks, remembering Daniel Schutte’s Christian hymn, ‘Will you lead me?’

    Becoming was dead. Being had begun

  • How To Create Music?

    ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫"Ethereal music flows from a blooming personality. It is the sound of Life, of Being."

    "But we live in a world that values Becoming over Being. If you must create, create that inner silence that metamorphoses naturally into music. Create that deserving conduit, through which the Anaahat can express its Naad."

  • I Am Jesus’ Sower

    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.

  • I Want Happiness

    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.

  • Just Feel The Beat

    Sangre Flamenca"I know what music is. It is the rhythm in everything alive. Whether it flows through a didgeridoo or a flute, sounds from dead hollows in wood can make a moribund heart come alive."

    "Knowing comes from the head. But knowing about music can't create music. Music comes from the heart. When it is felt by the heart. Feeling is enough."

  • Just Push

    Falling'Amazing!’ he thought, ‘How God appears to those who are deserving. And miraculous, how they are able to get back through to Him.’

    ‘Yet these communication channels remain open to us all. As Intuition and Prayer. Intuition, when God phones us up. And prayer, when we are telephoning God.’

  • Kamaal, Son Of Kabir

    Ephesians 5:14"That can't really be true!" exclaimed Josh, "You can't just wake up once you are truly dead."

    "Well, Jesus is said to have risen from the dead," said Rosh, "What makes you think he was the only one to do so?"

    "Jesus did," remarked Josh, "because he could. He was the son of God."

  • Kill Your Own Master

    Playing Dead"Let Buddh help you reach that ultimate point. Then certainly, if you meet him there, kill him. You will be truly free."

    "Then why are Zen masters," asked Josh, "who teach their disciples to kill the Buddh on the way, still clinging on to Buddh themselves?"

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