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 our own but they have something for all of us. That's why we have taken the liberty of putting them together, acknowledging the source or the author wherever we could.

  • Debating God

    I was camping in a village where two old men came to visit me. One of them was a Jaina, the other a Hindu brahmin. They were old friends and neighbours, and…

  • Living in the moment

    Jesus is passing through a village and he comes across a field full of lilies. He stops near it and says to his disciples, “Do you see these lilies?” The disciples look…

  • The idea of I

    A disciple of a Zen Master was meditating for twenty years. Again and again he would bring his experiences, and the Master would throw him out saying, “This is all rubbish! Go…

  • The creative process

    Whenever Rabindranath (Tagore) would have the visitation, would have creativity arising in him he would not eat, he would not drink, he would not sleep for days together. He would lock himself…

  • Seduction into sannyas

    There is a story in Buddha’s life. One day one of Buddha’s sannyasins was passing through a street where he had gone to beg. The most beautiful woman of that town, the…

  • Where is the furniture?

    An American tourist went to see a Sufi Master. For many years he had heard about him, had fallen in deep love with his words, his message. Finally he decided to go…

  • How to find God

    There is a very famous story about another mystic, a contemporary of Kabir, Sheikh Farid. Farid was going to the river to take his bath. A young man asked him, “Can you…