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The Elephant and the Fly

Monks-Walking.jpgBy Remez Sasson

A disciple and his teacher were walking through the forest. The disciple was disturbed by the fact that his mind was in constant unrest.

He asked his teacher: "Why most people's minds are restless, and only a few possess a calm mind? Wh

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The Trouble Tree


The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he

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The Mouse Trap

MandCow.jpg?width=280A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warn

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A Buddha Is Among You

buddha-wallpapers-photos-pictures-art.jpg?width=282Spiritual Story by Unknown

The abbot of a once famous Buddhist monastery that had fallen into decline was deeply troubled. Monks were lax in their practice, novices were leaving and lay supporters deserting to other centers. He traveled far to a sage

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  • The Self alone is real. All others are unreal. The mind and intellect do not remain apart from you. The Bible says, `Be still and know that I am God.' Stillness is the sole requisite for the realization of the Self as God. - Ramana Maharshi
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  • Existence or consciousness is the only reality. Consciousness plus waking, we call waking. Consciousness plus sleep, we call sleep. Consciousness plus dream, we call dream. Consciousness is the screen on which all the pictures come and go. The screen

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A Taste Of Wisdom

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXkNbL-o5cXD7lZ5KQ56HvFGgxZkfBNQGEquCtLDYmel9lWGl0BFgRlOuKSpiritual Story by Unknown

An aging Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining and so, one morning, sent him for some salt.

When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of wate

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I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come
from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to get out of work.
Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would
consider a bum.
From the looks of him, he had

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The Wise Quail

8110470853?profile=originalOnce, the Buddha was a wise quail, the leader of a flock. One day, a hunter came into the forest. Imitating the quails' own calls, he began to trap unwary birds. The wise quail noticed that something was amiss. Calling his flock together, he announce

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~ Rumi ~

8110461063?profile=originalLove is the cure,

for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love
as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.

In the waters of purity, I melted like salt
Neither blasphemy, nor faith, nor conviction, nor doub

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Great Spirit and the Animals


“In a Native American parable, the Creator gathers all the animals and says: 

 ‘I want to hide something from humans until they are ready for it-8110437493?profile=original

 The realization that they create their own reality-‘

 ‘Give it to me. I’ll fly it to the moon,’ says the E

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The Wooden Bowl

8110443482?profile=originalA frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and

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