• Hatred and Forgiveness

    In life, we will, no doubt come across people who harm us, hurt us, irritate us, annoy us, trouble us, cheat us, torment us, etc. It will, of course, generate in us a dislike or even hatred for such people. At times we want to be vindictive and get back at them. Being vengeful doesn’t […]

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  • What Hatred Does…

    A kindergarten teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his […]

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  • There is a Reason…

    There is a reason For every pain that we must bear, For every burden, every care There is a reason.   For every grief that crushes our heart For every scalding tear we shed, There is a reason.   For every hurt, for every plight, For every lonely, painful night, There is a reason.   […]

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  • A Great Zen Story

    The students at No Wind Monastery were flabbergasted! They could hardly believe what they had just heard.   Master Blusime, the greatest Zen Master, since Dogen Zenji, had just revealed what they never thought they would hear. In their traditional morning congregation Master Blumise had said, “My most beloved family, I really need your help. […]

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  • Equanimity…

    A person approached a saint and said, “O great soul, please tell me about the path to liberation.”   The saint replied, “Go to the cemetery and give abuses to each and every grave and come.” The person did as he was instructed. The next day when he returned, the saint told him, “Now go […]

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  • Patience and Understanding

    There is a Buddhist saying, “Don’t push the river. It will travel at its own pace anyway.”   For the purpose of spiritual evolution, it helps to envision time as a river, though we should not measure it chronologically, as we do now, but in terms of lessons learnt on the spiritual path towards immortality […]

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