Lessons learnt from our children?

What do we learn from our children? Remember the carefree days of childhood? The days were long, our imaginations were huge, and our ideas were epic – and maybe a tiny bit dangerous. Every day was a new experience and adventure, full of learning and discovery. Then suddenly, in the blink of an eye, you’re […]

Ashad Purnima – Significance

Ashad Purnima (आषाढ पूर्णिमा)  On the auspicious day of Asādha-pūrnimā, Wednesday, 13 July 2022, sharing extract of dhamma letter by Shri SN Goenkaji dated July 15, 1968. The auspicious day of Asādha-pūrnimā, is as significant as Vaisākha-pūrnimā – the day when the Bodhisattva Siddhartha Goutam was born, the day he became Fully Enlightened and the […]

Re-set Your Mind through Meditation 

Re-set Your Mind through Meditation Let me begin with a quote from Napoleon Hill, “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of our thought.” Your life is an expression of your mind. Things like who you are going to be hanging around with. Socializing […]

I do it because I love to do it !

I do it because I love to do it ~Doing what you like is Freedom but liking what you do is Happiness. Once upon a time, a Zen master saw five of his students riding a bicycle. So, he went to them and asked, “Why do you ride a bicycle?” Upon seeing their master, all […]

Whose measure is incorrect?

The Farmer and The Baker There was a farmer who sold a kilogram of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to check and see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer […]

It’s Little Things that Make a Big Difference

It’s Little Things that Make a Big Difference Once Lord Rama was taking a morning walk at the beach, before final assault on Sri Lanka. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. […]

My Father Is The Best Mother

My father is the best mother To be a good parent, encourage children to develop their intellect. Encourage your children to question everything and not to take anything for granted. I had tears running down when I read this story (author unknown). Let me share with you… He was watering the plants in the posh gardens […]

Meditation Mistakes That Increase Our Suffering

Meditation mistakes that increase our suffering “If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”  ~Shunryu Suzuki We are not perfect. I personally, made many mistakes when learning to meditate. It’s like […]

Our role when a loved one is in pain

Our role when a loved one is in pain We all intend to shield our loved ones from disappointments, hardships and challenges in their life. Some of us believe their hurt is our hurt and we find it unbearable to see them suffer. Safeguarding family and friends in our different roles may be tempting. But […]