Saturday Stories

Saturday Stories 47: What is spirituality?

A rabbi once came to Reb Yerachmiel after a meditation workshop. “A member of my congregation, a philosopher at the state college, asked me to teach him how to meditate. How should I instruct him?” Reb Yerachmiel replied: “Teach him the prayer for moving his bowels, and teach him to recite it every time he… Continue reading Saturday Stories 47: What is spirituality?

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Saturday Stories 45: Beyond Such Things

Master Shaku Soen liked to take an evening stroll through a nearby village. One day he heard loud lamentations from a house and, on entering quietly, realized that the householder had died and the family and neighbors were crying. He sat down and cried with them. An old man noticed him and remarked, rather shaken… Continue reading Saturday Stories 45: Beyond Such Things

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Saturday Stories 44: The Disciple Who Is The Master

The devotee knelt to be initiated into discipleship. The Master whispered the sacred mantra into his ear, warning him not to reveal it to anyone. “What will happen if I do?” asked the devotee. Said the Master, “Anyone you reveal the mantra to will be liberated from the bondage of ignorance and suffering, but you… Continue reading Saturday Stories 44: The Disciple Who Is The Master

Spiritual/Religious

Stepping Stones To Experience The Happiness Of Life

Everything is fleeting. The struggles will pass. The successes will pass. Live in the moment. Be peaceful. Be contented. Pursue your deepest passions. Love everyone, including yourself. Loving yourself means respecting yourself and doing for yourself what will make you the best you can be. Do not take anything seriously. What you give, you will… Continue reading Stepping Stones To Experience The Happiness Of Life