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The True Meaning of Laziness – Zen Buddhist Story By Anmol Mehta

The True Meaning of Laziness

Zen Master Blumise was growing very old. He had been the head abbot of No Wind Monastery for a very long time and was ready to anoint a successor. Master Blumise decreed that the monk who he felt was least lazy, would take over as head abbot of No Wind Monastery. Everyone knew that the real competition was only between Chin and Tara. They both had immense character, were flush with noble qualities and were favorite students of Master Blumise. The competition was on...
The Most Important Teaching – Spiritual Story

The Most Important Teaching

A renowned Zen master said that his greatest teaching was this: Buddha is your own mind. So impressed by how profound this idea was, one monk decided to leave the monastery and retreat to the wilderness to meditate on this insight. There he spent 20 years as a hermit probing the great teaching...
Star Light, Star Bright – Spiritual Story By Chris Cade

Star Light, Star Bright

I didn't realize it, but as early as 3 years old I was already spiritually aware. Well, sort of. You see, I don't remember being psychic in any way, and I certainly don't remember reading books like The Power of Now or watching movies like Peaceful Warrior. I didn't feel some grand connection to the oneness of the Universe, and I certainly wasn't aware of any out of body experiences. One thing I did grasp though, was the power of the mind and spirit. I remember...
Spiritual Book: Find A Quiet Corner by Nancy O'Hara

Find A Quiet Corner by Nancy O’Hara

There is a square-yard space in my house that I avoid. It beckons to me. When I grow increasingly stubborn, it taunts...
Spiritual Book: Get High Now, Without Drugs by James Nestor

Get High Now (Without Drugs) by James Nestor

Middle-aged and silver-streaked hippies definitely notice this title and I can state from personal experience that it arouses curiosity. (It's true that the more...