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Honoring Your Word
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Honoring Your Word

“Lieutenant,” the Major warned, “you are not going back there.” “I am sorry, sir,” the lieutenant said. “I must.” “You are disobeying my orders. Plus, he must be dead by now.” “I am sorry,[...]

The Butterfly Effect
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The Butterfly Effect

It was a fine Arabian horse that the highly revered Baba Bal Bharti had. A mere sight of the stallion evoked the same emotions in him as swaying crops would in a farmer. The[...]

The Secret of a Good Relationship
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The Secret of a Good Relationship

In The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Haemin Sunim a fine Zen teacher from South Korea, shares an insightful incident from his life: In my twenties, I went on a[...]

The Center of Your Life
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The Center of Your Life

There’s a beautiful story in Srimad Bhagavatam. Impressed by his knowledge, King Yadu enquires an avadhuta, an enlightened master, about his guru who answers that he had many gurus including a prostitute. “A Prostitute?”[...]

A Blessed Life
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A Blessed Life

Nine years ago, we rented a premises for our business. It was a four-storey building and we had it done up according to our taste. For its upkeep, we engaged a housekeeping agency that[...]

The Source of Fear
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The Source of Fear

Pema Chödrön in When Things Fall Apart narrates an interesting incident about her master Trungpa Rinpoche — a bold and controversial but transparent and truthful teacher. A young boy once asked him if he[...]