Indian Stories

Indian stories, tales from India, stories about India or Indians, British India, or the Indian subcontinent before or after partition.

  • 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

  • Muddy PathSpiritual Story: Unsoiled By Muddy Paths

    How do some walk the murky walks of life without being stained?

    Kabir delivers his wife to a lusty grocer to repay debt

  • Chanting Ved"What we do in life, what choices we make in life comes from our perception of who we are."

    "But that still doesn't make it clearer for me how I am that?" asked Josh. "How can I be the same as you, or one with Nature or God?"

  • 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.

  • ChariotAm 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...

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    Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going?

    They are questions, which have their common source in the quest for meaning, which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives.

  • 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?"