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

When to be practical

November 2015 As three travellers crossed the Himalayan mountains, they discussed the importance of putting into practice everything they had learned on the spiritual plane. Engrossed in their conversation, it was only late at night when they realized that all they had with them was a piece of bread. They decided not to discuss who deserved to eat it; since they were pi

Friends in the desert

October 2015