Wisdom Stories

Wisdom stories to feed your mind. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you get weeds. Insightful thought-provoking stories as food for thought !

  • Book EndIt is our brain that translates words to create meaningful images.

    To do this, it needs to know both language as well as the context.

    Comprehension created from words will be wrong, if their translation or context is wrong.

  • Photographers expand horizons in 2010 Army Digital Photography Contest 110311"Subhaan Allah!" Hasan murmured in appreciation, despite his restraint.

    She moved closer to him.

    'Swish, swish,' her sword moved around him, as she hovered over Hasan.

  • SudanRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 25. Alibaba goes to the secret cave when thieves make no more moves.

    What he finds, changes his life forever.

  • Spider web"Abraham bought the lucky ticket at the Mecca Shop. And people have been buying tickets from it ever since. In growing numbers."

    "The same goes for any other holy place. The Vaticans, Varanasis and the like. In fact, bathing in the Ganges now is more likely to give you water borne diseases than to help you attain God."

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • DSC_0344"Animals also have some special dietary needs," Josh agreed, "You can't feed your goldfish chicken bones."

    "The bone is probably bigger than the fish anyway!" Rosh joked, "And you can't get your dog to eat grass clippings".

  • Day 170/365 - God Loves Assholes"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."

    "As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."

  • kringamorphosisInsightful Story: Are You A Leaf Or Root?

    Tyler Perry’s Tree analogy.

    His tree test classifies people into three types: Leaf People, Branch People & Root People

  • Morning Awakens

    Insightful Story: Awakening

    As the Waitakere Ranges awaken, Hosh wonders if it isn’t the love we feel that makes us notice serenity & observe the wonder around us?

     

  • flying with the angels“How are you feeling, Richard?” Hosh asked.

    "I've never felt better, Doc” Richard beamed back, “I have a 20-year-old bride now. And she is pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?"

  • Insurance“Since the cost of replacing floor coverings in most of the separate areas was individually less than my policy excess, they declined to pay most of the replacement cost on the grounds that each individual event within my claim was uneconomical."

    "Interestingly, the assessor had initially confirmed to me that the whole house would be covered and given me the go ahead to get it all replaced quickly to mitigate loss of rent while the house sat untenantable due to damages. The assessor later denied they had given me any verbal confirmations of cover.”

  • Lift-off..."You know what?" he said to the barber. "Barbers don't exist."

    "How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you. Have you forgotten so quickly?"

  • SnaresBe informed to spot opportunities in business & life.

    Learning business management becomes easy, when Sunny shows the benefits of being informed using a nun joke...

  • 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

  • Dewdrop Inn“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.

  • Is It Really That Funny?!“Well, the teacher said she’ll give a chocolate fish to the child who can tell her, who the most famous man was, who ever lived," Josh replied.

    "So, what happened then?" she asked.

  • 3D Shackled Credit by StockMonkeys.comBank: When she applied for the card, she agreed to and signed its Terms and Conditions.

    Relative: Perhaps you could resend her a copy of those. Would you like her new mailing address?

  • Crusty battery hold-downCaring for car batteries is simple & easy.

    Informative story with basic battery care tips.

    Car care tips on when, where, why, what & how to do car maintenance.

  • Latte Art"See, I can't even see what is so obvious to you. I am like these coffee beans soiling whatever they touch and completely useless thereafter."

    "Wish I were more like these other two, still holding their own after all their troubles."