Eastern Philosophy

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)

  • MinnowsZhuangzi knew about the happiness of fish, but Huizi’s skepticism only gets him circular answers.

    Funny story of the famous Chinese philosopher’s clever rejoinders...

  • Engagement rings, ThailandThe Story Of Chhalla

    Rosh translates the lyrics in various versions of ‘Challa’ in context of the lover’s ring, the boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues

     

  • Ethiopia - Muslim tomb (next door)Insightful story: This Too Shall Pass

    Shakir taught the Sufi fakir that fate doesn't care whether a person is good or bad.

    Life is about constant change.

  • 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.

  • MaskThe sun had vanished. Rosh sat alone in the dark conservatory. Finally, he could bear it no more. A solitary tear rolled down his cheeks.

    As if on cue, the dark clouds opened their hearts and wept with pain all night.

  • Balancing ladyOn seeing Nakagawa bow before the human image, Phillips couldn't contain himself.

    "The old Chinese masters spit on Buddha statues or burnt them down!" he said.

    "Why do you bow down before them?"