About Wellsprings

This site is a cluster of wellsprings. Wellsprings of heartwarming anecdotes, stirring stories, age-old fables, epic tales, mythical musings, good deeds, life's lessons, inspiring insights, and much more. None of these are my own but they have something for all of us. That's why I have taken the liberty of putting them together, acknowledging the source or the author wherever I could.

  • The power of encouragement

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the famous 19th-century poet and artist, was once approached by an elderly man. The old fellow had some sketches and drawings that he wanted Rossetti to look at and…

  • Simplicity of Shastriji

    Lalbahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India. He was the personification of simplicity, honesty and nobility. Many incidents in his life inspire us. This is an incident which shows his…

  • Seven suns in the sky

    There were once seven suns in the creation. Therefore, the globe was very hot. One and all were upset because of the heat from the seven suns. One day, the seven Munda…

  • One-minute wisdom

    Is there such a thing as one-minute wisdom?” asked the disciples. “There certainly is,” said the Master. “But surely one minute is too brief?” “It is fifty-nine seconds too long.” To his…

  • Garden of delights

    When the mystic came down from the mountain, he was accosted by the atheist who said, sarcastically, “What did you bring us from that garden of delights you were in?” The mystic…

  • The inventor of fire

    After many years of labour, an inventor discovered the art of making fire. He took his tools to the snow-clad northern regions and initiated a tribe into the art – and the…

  • The applauding angel

    An ancient legend has it that when God was creating the world, he was approached by four angels. The first one asked, “How are you doing it?” The second, “Why are you…