Town and Country Mouse

A town-mouse paid a visit to his friend who lived in the countryside. The country-mouse was happy to see his friend. So he prepared a fine feast for him in which country-mouse served him fruits and grains. The town-mouse looked at the fruit and grains with hatred. “Is this how you live ?”, town-mouse asked.“Life … Read more Town and Country Mouse

Brahmin and the three Crooks

In a small village, there lived a Brahmin, by the name of Mitra Sharma. He was a worshipper of Fire-God. One day, during monsoons, when the sky was overcast with cloud, he decided to conduct a certain sacrificial ritual.  The Brahmin travelled to a nearby village, to visit a devotee, to request for a goat … Read more Brahmin and the three Crooks

Martial arts and a Fearful person

One cowardly person came to a master of martial arts and asked to teach him bravery. The master looked at him and said: – I will teach you only with one condition: one month you will have to live in a big city and tell every person that you meet on your way that you … Read more Martial arts and a Fearful person

What’s For Dinner

A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the … Read more What’s For Dinner

Changing Our Vision

There was a very wealthy man who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted many physicians and was being treated by several. He did not stop consulting a galaxy of medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and underwent hundreds of injections. But the ache persisted with more vigor than before. At last, … Read more Changing Our Vision

Testing For Gossip

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?” “Hold on a minute”, Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter … Read more Testing For Gossip

Believe What You Feel

One day, Morrie says that he has an exercise for us to try. We are to stand, facing away from our classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch us. Most of us are uncomfortable with this, and we cannot let go for more than a few inches before stopping ourselves. We laugh … Read more Believe What You Feel

We Are Never Alone

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage? His father takes him into the forest…blindfolded…and leaves him….alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night…and not take off the blindfold until the ray of sun shines through it. He is all by himself. He cannot cry out … Read more We Are Never Alone

End of Wars

One day the most peaceful inhabitants from the Earth asked one very powerful wizard to stop all wars and bloodshed on the planet. – It is simple, – he said. — I will destroy all weapons on the Earth, and nobody will be able to fight anymore. – It would be great! –people exclaimed. The … Read more End of Wars