Constant Awareness


No Zen student would presume to teach others until he has lived with his Master for at least ten years. Tenno, having passed his ten years of apprenticeship, became a teacher. One day he went to visit the Master Nan-in. It was a rainy day, so Tenno wore wooden clogs and carried an umbrella. When […]

I love you just as you are

I was a neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. And everyone kept telling me to change. They kept pointing out how neurotic I was. I resented them, and though I agreed with them, and wanted to change, I just couldn’t bring myself to change, no matter how hard I tried. What hurt […]

Theoretical Knowledge Vs Practical Application

An old sage and a scholar once wanted to translate some of Buddha’s works into the Japanese language. For ten years the scholar begged and canvassed and managed to collect a sum of ten thousand. At that time Japan experienced a severe scarcity of food. The scholar donated all the money to the needy and […]

Cobra and Holy man


Sri Ramakrishna narrated this story. Once there lived a cobra, who began to attack and bite people on their way to business or worship. The people in that village approached a holy man and complained to him. He promised the people that he would instruct the cobra not to repeat such behavior. People grew unafraid […]

Trust God But Tie Your Camel

Trust God But Tie Your Camel “God cannot bother doing for you what you can’t do for yourself” There was once a man who was on his way back home from market with his camel and, as he’d had a good day, he decided to stop at a mosque along the road and offer his […]

What Life is?


A woman once asked Thomas Edison, the electrical wizard, “Mr. Edison, what is electricity?” He replied, “Madame, electricity is. Use it.” Electricity is the name we give an invisible power that we do not fully comprehend. Yet we learn all we can about the principles of electricity and its uses. We use it in countless […]

Psychological meaning of the Golden Rule


Your mind is a creative medium; therefore, what you think and feel about the other, you are bringing to pass in your own experience. This is the psychological meaning of the Golden Rule. As you would that others should think about you, think you about them in the same manner. “A hateful or resentful thought […]

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

Endymion is a poem by John Keats. It is written in rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter (also known as heroic couplets). Keats based the poem on the Greek myth of Endymion, the shepherd beloved by the moon goddess Selene. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass […]

Reality of Summer and Winter


Many people believe that the reason for the climate change is because the Earth is closer to the Sun in summer and farther from the sun in winter. In fact, Earth’s orbit around Sun is almost a perfect circle. On average the Earth’s distance from the sun is just a little less than 93 million miles. […]

Sometimes ego doesn’t accept where we are

Ego is the absence of true knowledge of who we really are, together with its result: a doomed clutching on, at all costs, to a cobbled together and makeshift image of ourselves, an inevitably chameleon charlatan self that keeps changing, and has to, to keep alive the fiction of its existence. “In the sky, there […]