The Red Ribbon

Everyone wants a blue ribbon. Blue. First place. The best. Even kinder-gardeners want that blue ribbon. In sports, I was never a blue-ribbon person. In a race I was always last. In baseball I was as likely to get hit on the head as to drop the ball. In basketball …

Power of Thought

One day,all the disciples went to their master’ and said, “Master, Master, we all are going on a pilgrimage. Master: Why you want to go on a pilgrimage trip? Disciples: So that we can improve our devotion. Master: OK. Then do me a favor. Please take this Karela (Bitter Gourd) …

THE HAPPY PEASANT

A king once set out in disguise to discover for himself the happiest man in his kingdom. Having met hundreds of people, at long last he came across a poor peasant, singing happily as he tilled the soil. There was such a radiant joy on his face that the king …

Not Money but Love !!

Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next …

Made to Fly

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king …

Happiness Comes From Giving

This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning. So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office …

A Gift of Existance

There lived a Sadhu who regularly used to give discourses. One day at the end of the discourse he was talking of being grateful to existence. “Operate from a space of gratitude. This will allow us to expand.” A beggar was sitting in a corner and listening to the discourse; …