Cultivate your mind with eastern philosophy. Philosophical short stories on Hindu philosophy & Zen Buddhism, Tao & Dao, Upanishad stories with Vedic philosophy (For Buddha quotes & stories specifically - see Buddha Story)
He poured in his visitor’s cup. The cup was soon full, but Nan-in kept pouring.
The tea rose to the rim and began to spill over on the table.
Nan-in continued pouring.
Insightful 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
Malika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.
Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves - 10
Another bandit marks Alibaba’s house but Marjina is vigilant.
Rosh discusses Dozakh, Jannat, Life, death...
Anger 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.
Insightful 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
“If we want to be great, we should learn to have habits of the great. Discussing people and their follies, like we are, is futile. In doing that, we become no more than the three raindrops.”
“Raindrops?” Josh was perplexed.
"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."
Rosh recounts funny Haiku Error Messages from Salon Challenge, when his laptop freezes.
Interesting story with Japanese Zen Poetry on computer & windows errors.
"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.
He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.
Informative story exploring world’s oldest holistic healing (whole body) system Ayurveda.
Comparisons with orthodox medical treatments & Maori medicine Rongoa.
Spiritual Story: Jai Jagdish Hare
Rosh explains the lyrics of Jai Jagdish Hare, famous song from legendary film Anand Math.
How should one live their life today? With faith, and fearless action!
"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."
"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?"
Let the song arise, let the instrument play.
Osho’s poetry extols intoxication – whether in communion or committal.
Spiritual story which became a love story...
Insightful Story: My Vivid God
With translation and meanings of Punjabi Song ‘Sahib De Rang Neyare’
A grateful heart is happy, as it overflows with wonderment.
Neither Friend Nor Foe - Insightful story with English translation of lyrics & meanings of
- ‘Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai’ sung by Jagjit Singh, and
- Its reprisal ‘Na suboot hai’, sung by Sachin Limaye
"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."
Buddhist Story: The Burden
Most burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.
Leave them behind to move on...
Spiritual Story: The Good Samaritan
Being good is risky. So, what was Jesus’ message in that Christian parable?
What is the purpose of religion in our lives?
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