• The Fruit of One’s Action

    The Fruit of One’s Action Once a king came upon an 80-year-old farmer hard at work in the field. “What are you doing?” asked the king, surprised to see such an old man working so energetically. “I am planting date trees Your Majesty,” was the reply. “How long will it take for each tree to Continue reading »

  • The Learning Curve – A Zen Fable

    The Learning Curve Long ago, in ancient Japan, a young lad was eager to learn the art of karate and went to the most experienced master in the land. “What do you wish from me?” the master asked. “I wish to be your student and become the finest Karateka in the land,” the boy replied. Continue reading »

  • Soul Sleep

    Soul Sleep Many of us maybe physically awake, yet asleep in other ways.  Sleep is generally good for us and we could not survive for very long without it.  But when the consciousness falls asleep it reveals another angle to the maxim, ‘If you snooze you lose’! Just as sleep is a requisite for the Continue reading »

  • Looking For The Key – From the Tales of Naruddin Hoca

    Looking For The Key A man was walking home late one night when he saw Mullah Nasruddin on his and knees, searching under a street light for something on the ground. “Mullah, what have you lost?” he asked. “The key to my house,” Nasruddin said. “I’ll help you look,” the man said. Soon, both men Continue reading »

  • A Mere Smile – A Zen Fable

    A Mere Smile   A Zen master was often praised as one leading a pure life. A family nearby owned a food store. They were distraught when they discovered that their young girl was pregnant. They were angry and asked her who the father was. Compelled, she said the father was the Zen master. The Continue reading »

  • The Limping Fox – Source: Rumi

    The Limping Fox A fox who lived in the deep forest long ago, had lost its front legs. No one knew how, perhaps while escaping from a trap. A man who lived on the edge of the forest, seeing the fox from time to time, wondered how it managed to get its food. One day, Continue reading »