Selected and interpreted by Jamuna Rangachari, Illustrations by Faraaz Tanveer
With its different layers, a teaching story gives us new insights every time we read it
..and we begin to see the world, and even ourselves, differently. At its heart a teaching
story encapsulates the wisdom and truth of life and transmits it to the reader in the
most pleasurable, palatable way. This collection of timeless tales will offer you hours of
entertainment, but more importantly, it may well change your perception of life.
The gurus and seekers who have contributed to this volume have sieved through many wisdom
traditions, Sufi, Zen, Hindu, folklore and others to carefully pick and choose those that
inspire and transform all those who read them, irrespective of age, gender, creed or race.
Through the use of stories and parables people are able to grasp and internalise deep, profound messages for their lives. May these stories and messages teach, touch and transform all who read them.
These stories remind me of the wisdom of teaching through parables. They have so much to say to all of us whatever our age.
The collection in the story book is marvellous and the short comment by Jamuna Rangachari after each story is fabulous.
Storytelling was once the best form of entertainment for young and growing children. This collection brings the forgotten art to life again.
To open the eyes of the intolerant, the impatient, the greedy and the arrogant, in a light humorous way, the deeper insight of these fables can be very powerful.
All our tales and legends, whether from the Ramayana or Mahabharatha or the Jataka tales, have a meaningful message on how to live in peace and happiness.
Stories with an in-built learning message such as those in this book make fascinating reading for young and not-so-young alike.