Stories (with a lesson) taught by Buddha: “The lost son”

  THE LOST SON “A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business when bandits came who burned down the whole village and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. The took the burnt corpse of an infant to be his…

Stories with a lesson: The story of “The wise Woman’s stone”

The Wise Woman’s Stone  “A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.~~The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.She…

Wisdom poems: “Love all” by Dostoevsky

Love all Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.  —Dostoevsky

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Run” (from spiritual confinement) by Hafiz

Run, my dear,from anything that may not strengthenyour precious budding wings, Run like hell, my dear,from anyone likely to put a sharp knifeinto the sacred, tender visionof your beautiful heart. We have a duty to befriendthose aspects of obediencethat stand outside of our houseand shout to our reason“oh please, oh pleasecome out and play!” For…

A quote and a question from Neale Donald Walsch about life

  Life is about your soul, not about your body and not about your mind.   Most people work hard to keep the body happy. Then they seek to stimulate their mind. Then…if there is time… they look after their soul. Yet the most beneficial priority has it just the other way around.   When…

Wisdom poems: “If you love”… by Ibn al-Arabi

Your task is not to seek for love,but merely to seek and find all the barrierswithin yourself that you have built against it. Then when you see what is around you asnot other-than-you, and all and everything asthe existence of the One; when you do not see anything elsewith Him or in him; but see…

Spiritual poems: “The Garden” by Trina Graves

  The Garden September 30, 2020 Trina Graves1 Comment The garden is createdBeautiful in simplicityWith the purest of flowersAnd a baby, sapling tree The temporary gardenersNurture with great careDeveloping the gardenWith the love they share But busy with lifeTasks to do, no endSome weeds will growThey can’t always tend The tree is always growingRooting deep…

Poems with a lesson: “The cookie thief”

Let us all think before we quickly and blindly judge others…   The Cookie Thief A woman was waiting at an airport one night,With several long hours before her flight.She hunted for a book in the airport shops.Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but…