The bandit and the pandit

November 2016 As narrated by Ram Dass There once was a bandit who would prey upon hapless travelers, stealing their money or killing them if they resisted. Until one day a pandit came walking up the path. As the holy pandit approached, the bandit sprang from his hiding place and knocked him to the ground, holding him there with the sword pointed at his t

The Library of God

May 2016 The most revered building at the No Wind monastery was a quite humble structure that stood at the outskirts of the ground and boasted the sign, The Library of God. The monks knew that the building was a special place, not only because they could feel the divine vibrations coming from it but also because all the special monks who Zen Master Blumise had allowed i

Nothing but love

March 2016 Once upon a time there was a monk who finally achieved self-realization. He had never forgotten that as a young monk, he had been confused and upset by ponderous and misguided religious writings. In despair, he vowed that when he finally understood love, he would write something true. Hence, he sat down to write his book. He took out the first page and right

The test of the seeds

February 2016 A wealthy old man had sons who were triplets, and he was unable to decide whom to leave his property to. He sought advice from a a wise man. The old man then went home, and gave one thousand silver pieces to each son and told them to purchase flower seeds. The sons did as told. Carts and carts came, full of seeds. Their father said, “I am goi

Who is the master?

January 2016

Work of God

December 2015 An old man lived on a farm with his young grandson. Each morning he was up early, reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day the grandson asked, “Baba, I try to read the Quran just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the