• How to change the world

    The ninth week of (US Navy) SEAL training is referred to as Hell Week. It is six days of no sleep, constant physical and mental harassment and one special day at the…

  • 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…

  • The black dot

    One day, a professor entered his classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin. The professor handed…

  • The seven wonders of the world

    A group of American school children were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders Of The World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:…

  • The battle of the beetles

    On the slope of Long’s Peak in Colorado (USA) lies the ruin of a gigantic tree. Naturalists tell us that it stood for some four hundred years. It was a seedling when…

  • A happy man’s shirt

    This is an interesting Italian folktale. Once upon a time, there was a happy and wealthy kingdom. An honest and just king ruled the land. But all was not well. The Queen…

  • What do women really want?

    Young King Harshvardhan was imprisoned and sentenced to death by a neighbouring king. Instead of killing him, however, the king, moved by Harshvardhan’s youth and ideals, offered him freedom in exchange for answering a…

  • Who is greater?

    Two disciples in an ashram started arguing on who is the greatest of the two. To put an end to the discussion, which was going on and on, then went to the…

  • Not a minute to lose

    When the Master heard that a neighbouring forest had been devastated by fire, he mobilised all his disciples. “We must replant the cedars,” he said. “The cedars?” exclaimed an incredulous disciple.” “But…