Month: June 2017

Choosing Happiness

By Aruna / June 26, 2017 / 8 Comments

The important thing to realise here is that happiness is in my hands.  Let me not wait for anyone or anything to make me happy.  Right here and now, stop and choose to be happy doing what you are doing.  If you are tired of waiting, then wait with happiness.  If you are working hard, work hard happily.  If you are poor, be poor happily.  When you are happy, everything comes to you easily.

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The Monk and the Samurai

By Aruna / June 24, 2017 / 4 Comments

The Monk and The Samurai Once an old monk sat in deep meditation in Japan, when, suddenly, his meditation was interrupted by the harsh and demanding voice of a samurai warrior. “Old man! Teach me about heaven and hell!” At first, there was no perceptible response from the monk. But gradually he began to open […]

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The Leaking Basket – Indian Fable

By Aruna / June 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Leaking Basket An old Indian farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning he was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavad Gita (Holy book). His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day […]

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Nature’s Wisdom – Indian Folklore

By Aruna / June 22, 2017 / 4 Comments

Nature’s  Wisdom “How hot it is today,” a man thought, feeling irritated and dissatisfied with life. He was sitting under a walnut tree when his eyes fell on a great pumpkin growing nearby. “O God,” he said aloud, “How foolishly you have given such small nuts to this big trees and such immense fruit to […]

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Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows – Chinese Fable

By Aruna / June 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows   Many years ago a wise peasant lived in China. He had a son who was the apple of his eye. He also was the proud owner of a fine white stallion (horse) which everyone admired. One day his horse escaped from his grounds and disappeared. The villagers came […]

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The Caterpillar And The Butterfly – International Story

By Aruna / June 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Caterpillar And The Butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared in the cocoon. Fascinated, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if […]

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The Battered Fence – Universal Story

By Aruna / June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Battered Fence There was once a little boy who lost his temper at the slightest provocation. He would rage and rant, abuse everyone and throw a tantrum. All the advice his parents gave, was of no use. It was then that his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every […]

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The Tiger–Maker – Indian Folklore

By Aruna / June 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Tiger-Maker Once four brahmins (Indian priests) went all over India and amassed every kind of knowledge. They could not wait to discuss their skills with each other. Soon, they met in a forest, and one of them found a bone. It happened to be a tiger’s thighbone. The brahmin who found it said, “I […]

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The Best Solution – Sufi Tale

By Aruna / June 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Best Solution There was once a small boy who banged a drum all day and loved every moment of his play. He would not quiet, no matter what anyone else said or did. They begged, bribed and even threatened him to be quiet. But he kept banging away on his drum. Various people who […]

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The Precious Diamond – Indian Folklore

By Aruna / June 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Precious Diamond   A poor merchant walked past a holy man, sitting deep in meditation. The merchant ran up to him and sat at a distance. When the holy man opened his eyes, he noticed the man and asked what he wished. The merchant replied, “I am looking for happiness. Where can I find […]

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