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How to be Calm
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How to be Calm

Last year while listening to The Secret of Secrets by Osho (thank you, Audible!), I came across an interesting story from the life of the Russian mystic, G.I. Gurdjieff. Though, in my own study of[...]

The Bowl That Never Fills
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The Bowl That Never Fills

“I’ve come with great hope, O King!” the aghori said. “Can Your Majesty grant my wish?”“Say what you seek,” the king replied. “I’ve plenty for charity.”“Just this bowl I need filled.” The aghori extended[...]

The Gifts of Hurt
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The Gifts of Hurt

A famous Zen monk was at a Bonenkai (lit. forget-the-year party) dinner hosted by a rich nobleman. The who’s who of the city mingling with each other painted an intimidating color to the party[...]

Making a Genius
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Making a Genius

In 1973, four-year-old Susan opened the cupboard of their guest room and saw many chess pieces fell out of a small bag. Just next to them was a rolled-up chess mat. She took the[...]

The Cosmic Law of Interconnectedness
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The Cosmic Law of Interconnectedness

One day, the Chinese monk Fazang (Fa-tsang) was delivering a talk on the Avatamsaka Sutra (lit. The Flower Ornament Sutra) in the court of Empress Wu (624 – 705 CE). He explained a universe[...]

The Shortcut to Happiness
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The Shortcut to Happiness

“Is there a shortcut to happiness?” Narayani Ganesh asked me last week, when I was speaking at the Bangalore Lit Fest.“Oh,” I said, “you mean a jugaad for happiness?” She and the audience chuckled[...]