The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. – Frederick Douglass
Bundle Of Misery
There is a Sufi parable: A man used to call every night to God and he would pray the same […]
Waking in the night;
the lamp is low,
the oil freezing.
Darkness is only the absence of light, so is ego: absence of self-knowledge.
Try to see where the ego is. Look deep into it; try to locate it, where it exists, whether it exists at all or not. Before one can sacrifice anything one must be certain about its existence.
But don’t be a…[Read more]
Imagine that you have an invisible thread in your hand, and you will be holding it all your life. This thread is your lifeline. It leads where you need to go for your greatest fulfillment, not where your mind, your fear, your expectations, and your insecurity tell you to go. In India the thread is called Dharma, which derives from a root…[Read more]
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
Town Of The Submerged Temple
I have heard a story. Thousands of years ago, a town with temples of […]
The light of a candle is transferred to another candle— spring twilight.
– Yosa Buson
Those who are really followers of the awakened are awake. That’s the only way to be a follower of the awakened — to be awake. It is not a question of worship, not a question of respect. It is a question of inner transformation. It is going through inner a…[Read more]
Swan – it is a metaphor for the soul: the divine swan. In India the swans live deep in the Himalayas. They come only to the plains when it is too cold there; and when the season is over, the winter is over, they go back. When they are on the plains they suffer very much… nostalgia for the Himalayas, the virgin beauty of the Himalayas, the…[Read more]
Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you could’ve had.
– Magic Johnson
Life Belongs To Those Who Can Play
There is an old sufi fable.
In a very ancient family there was some musical organ, but […]
When we select any Dress, first thing we will like to know which fabric is used.
What is Dress material – combination of few fibers will be used for fabric e.g.
80% Nylon, 20% elastane fabric
50% Angora Wool, 30% Virgin Wool, 20% Polyamide, 20% Angora Wool, 80% Cotton or 40% Angora Wool, 30% Polyamide, 25% Virgin Wool, 5%…[Read more]
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
– John F. Kennedy
Cherry Blossom And The Misty Moon
It happened about a very famous […]
For love and for hate
I swat a fly and offer it
to an ant.
– Masaoka Shiki
As we are clouded with beliefs, our love is always part of hate, it always goes with hate.
Everyday life is impossible without holding your own set of beliefs. Just because belief exists silently doesn’t make it less powerful. Most people are guided by belief in the work…[Read more]
Love is the test. For the path of meditation, love is the test. They are two sides of one coin, two aspects of the same energy. When one is there, the other has to be there. If the other is not there, then the first is also not there.
Meditation is not concentration. A man of concentration…[Read more]
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Master Of Silence
People are so foolish. Either they are deceived by words or they are deceived by silence — but they are de […]
A lightning flash:
between the forest trees
I have seen water.
– Masaoka Shiki
I will start with the small story:
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. “I have nothing to give you,” said the…[Read more]
Table reminds us:
5. Table Tennis
Animals eat, man eats. Then what is the difference? Man makes a great aesthetic experience out of eating. What is the point of having a beautiful dining Table? What is the point of having candles burning there? What is the point of incense? What is the point of asking…[Read more]
You know only two ways; either to be angry, be violent, destructive, or to repress it. You don’t know the third way, and the third way is the way of the buddhas; neither indulge nor repress – wat […]
Plum flower temple:
From the foothills
– Natsume Soseki
Notice the little things all around us, paying attention to details such as the birds in the trees and the flowers in the garden or the park—just notice the beauty everywhere, even the smallest things. To notice seemingly insignificant things requires alertness. That alertness i…[Read more]
Parrot and immediate reactions:
1. Colour Green
2. Curved Beak
Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.
Mind is a parrot. The more you know, the less aware you become. When you are completely…[Read more]
Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth. – Mary Antin
Lazarus, Come Out!
YOU HAVE heard the story of Lazarus — that is a s […]
a spider, how lonely I feel
in the cold of night!
– Masaoka Shiki
Mind is root cause of thought web. We don’t have to fight with thoughts, we need to enter into no-mind. Once you enter into no-mind, mind is dead/killed. It is exactly like you bring light and darkness is no more.
There are two possibilities to kill the mind, to…[Read more]
Sleep comes only when there is no effort. When you are not bothered about sleep, you are just lying down on your pillow, just enjoying the coolness of the pillow, or the warmth of the blanket, the dark, velvety surrounding encompassing you, you are just enjoying…[Read more]
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