This brief commentary on a Zen story is a selection from the author’s forthcoming book titled ‘An Oak Tree in the Garden – Exploring the World of Zen’.
A delightful story told by the Mother which speaks of what a real initiation means and how a guru prepares a shishya for receiving higher knowledge.
The Mother encouraged a small group of children to write stories. One story written by Tara Jauhar in her early teens is featured here.
We feature a few stories told by the Mother which help children learn how to keep widening the definition of family, and thereby grow in capacity for love.
Vinata Joshi speaks to us about Powada, a popular performance art from Maharashtra, involving story-telling, poetry, music and theatre arts.
These two selections from Tales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna bring out two distinct but complementary aspects of peace.
The author reflects on Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual realisation in Alipore Jail. He concludes with an interesting parable told by Sri Ramakrishna.
In this story, originally written in Bengali, Sri Aurobindo reminds of the high ideal of forgiveness that marks the Aryan character.
Just like the fragrance of Sweet Alyssum, also known as Sweet Alison, spreads all around in the garden attracting honeybees, butterfliers and other pollinators, goodness also spreads its fragrance all around. Read a sweet story about goodness here.
Deepa Kiran, award-winning storyteller of international repute and an experienced teacher-trainer in the art of storytelling shares about the power of storytelling.