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 !

  • From PIGs to HOGs the Scout Sniper way [Image 4 of 7]Reflections on Liam O'Flaherty story, The Sniper.

    War makes enemies out of brothers & neighbors.

    In the darkness within & without, do they know who they shoot at or why?

  • Music's Going Down The Tube (On Explore 24th Nov 2013)"Music was traditionally taught and practiced orally. Sounds transmitted the vibrations of existence long before language developed and became capable of conveying conceptions."

    "Language ensured broader and consistent comprehensibility of ideas through a linguistic code, but words, the code, the language - itself became the bottleneck in communication."

  • Cosmic Consciousness"Subroto asks that if a physical entity like phosphorous can glow on its own, why cannot another physical entity like sound do the same?"

    "Is it because our paradigm of properties of sound with respect to our sound apparatus doesn't allow us to experience this?"

  • Birth of a universe - Galaxies“There used to be a saying: No one can hear you scream in space! But NASA says there is sound in the Cosmos."

    "Do you want to hear the sound of Space?" Hosh asked his brother.

  • 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

     

  • question-mark-dice"But I don't understand, Pa," Josh concluded. "Looks to me like the hermit justified everything that happened, as being the right thing, after it had already happened."

    "But hindsight is not really wisdom."

  • I'VE BEEN SITTING HERE ALL DAY...A King once thought that he would never fail in anything he undertook, if he knew three things:

    1. When was the right time to do it?
    2. Who were the right people to work with?
    3. What was the most important thing to do?

  • Planet VisA*Interesting Story: The Two Non-Dualisms

    Shankaracharya’s Unqualified Non-Dualism Nirvisheshadvait compared with Vishisht Advait, Ramanuj’s Qualified Non-Dualism

  • The Wolf and the Lamb"From next week, you are going to join Karate lessons," he said after Josh had finished speaking.

    "You will at least learn to defend yourself, if you can't learn to keep out of trouble in the first place."

  • Hierarchy"I sometimes feel like doing some damage," Josh's eyes were filled with tears, "they are so unfair. They are not my schoolmates, but curses that plague me constantly."

    "It annoys me so much, I don't know what to do with them... Or myself... Anymore."

  • Hellen Keller in IndiaIn 1955, this 75 year old battler embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys.

    A 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.

  • why so serious"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."

    "A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."

  • AMERICAN CROW“Come on Pa,” Josh was incredulous. “That story can’t be literally true."

    "Crows are stupid. Look at that one. He looks stupid, he acts stupid, he talks stupid. Aesop must have seen a special crow.”

  • 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.

  • self-portrait: to be or not to be.."People have the choice," Rosh smiled, "but not a right, to commit suicide, and therefore the State does not have to protect it. Suicide is legal only so that the victim is not punished (to protect life)."

    "However, I agree that it is important that suffering should not be prolonged unnecessarily."

  • 640-01358405 tortoise and hareOur education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.

    And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.

  • Tea GradingHow to make traditional spicy tea?

    Isha teaches Hosh about Indian culture & gives tea cooking tips.

    Informative story with delicious Masala Chai cooking recipe.

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  • One Tom"You've always been the second boy, spotting opportunities where others couldn't see them. Finding silver linings even in manure! Put the same hat on."

    "Your real boss is the one who walks around under your own hat."

  • 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