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  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • The spirit of all religions

    Q: There is much similarity among the different religions, in matters of rituals like ringing of bells. Why should there be so much bickering among religious groups? – T.M. Sundararaman, Mylapore A:…

  • Try to pick it up

    A Zen Master dropped his handkerchief and said to one of his disciples who was just sitting there, “Try to pick up the handkerchief. Try to pick it up.” Immediately the disciple…