Monster

Once upon a time there was a man who strayed, from his own country, into the world known as the Land of the Fools. He soon saw a number of people flying in terror from a field where they had

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Storm, Rain and Dance

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she did and she had

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Perspective

Cookies   A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was

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A bowl of noodles

That night, Sue quarreled with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While enroute, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make a phone call home.

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Anonymous…

More than 7 years ago, one of my dear readers, AJAY Jariwala sent me this script. I was known as founder –editor of a new age positive life magazine- Aha Zindagi at that time. May be you have read it

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JOURNIES Zen Style

In Dreamland Our schoolmaster used to take a nap every afternoon,’ related a disciple of Soyen Shaku. ‘We children asked him why he did it and he told us: ‘I go to dreamland to meet the old sages just as

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Miracle

After four years of drought in the small north-east village, the priest gathered everyone for a pilgrimage up to the mountain; there they would do a collective prayer, asking for the rain to fall again. In the group, the priest

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Samurai and Monk

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk!” He barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience. “Teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain,

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The parable of the empty boat

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly

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The Same Spirit

Rabbi Nahum of Chernobyl was the object of constant insults from a shopkeeper. One day, the man’s business began to go downhill. ‘It must be the rabbi, asking for vengeance from God,’ he thought. And he went to apologise to

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