The disciple asked the Master: "How true are the words that happiness is not in money?" He replied that they are completely faithful. And to prove it is simple; _ You can buy a bed for money, but not a dream. _ Food, but not appetite. _ Medicines, but not health. _ Servants, but not… Continue reading Money can not buy happiness.
Pity is, at first glance, a very good and necessary quality of a person. This ability to treat others with understanding, with sympathy, a desire to support in a difficult moment. Pity is caused by people who have fallen into various everyday worries, homeless people, invalids, street beggars. We regret our children, aged parents, relatives… Continue reading Pity.
One man in childhood was very close to his old neighbor. But the time passed, there has been the school and hobbies, then work and personal life. Every minute the young man was busy, and he did not have time to recall the past or even to stay with friends. Once he heard that the… Continue reading Most valuable.
In one poor village was born a boy. He spent his days senselessly, mechanically and monotonously, as well as the rest of the inhabitants of this dying little village, not knowing what to do with one's own life. In one fine night, he dreamed of the sea. None of the villagers have ever seen the… Continue reading The dream.
One woman complained to a neighbor about a friend who had offended her. The neighbor reassured her and persuaded her to forgive her friend. "Forgive her?" But how is it? After what she did to me? She's so mean! No, I cannot forgive evil, - said the woman. - And anyway, why should I love… Continue reading What is better…
Many years ago, the Devil decided to boast and put on public display all the tools of his craft. He neatly folded them in a glass display case and attached labels to them, so that everyone knew what it was and what the cost of each of them was. What a collection it was! There… Continue reading Despair.
Early in the morning, when the Master was walking with his disciples in the garden, a young man approached them. Somewhat embarrassed, he greeted the Master and his disciples, and then asked: "Teacher, I love one girl very much, and our parents do not mind us being married, but I'm overcome by fears and doubts."… Continue reading The payment.
The word "humility" comes from the Latin humilitas (humus), which means "fertile land" or simply "earth". Anthony of Sourozh clearly defined the essence of this word: "And if you take the earth as a parable, then it lies silent, open under the sky ... And the seed she takes, and the manure and everything… Continue reading Humility and Pride.
One Zen master was asked: "What did you usually did before you became enlightened?" "I used to cut wood and carry water from a well." - said he. Then he was asked: "And now, when you have become enlightened, what are you doing?" "What else can I do? I cut wood and carry water from… Continue reading The difference.
The wind met a beautiful flower and fell in love with it. While he tenderly caressed the flower, she responded to him with even greater love, expressed in color and scent. But it seemed little to the wind, and he decided: "If I give the flower all my strength and power, then she will give… Continue reading The wind and his love.
Personal envy is more likely to be secretly tested and concealed, considered shameful. This is either an open aggression towards the object of envy, or other forms of rejection of this person. If we consider the stages of human life, it becomes noticeable that a sense of envy is present to some extent in the… Continue reading Envy (part2)
One day one Disciple asked the Master: "Tell me, Master, how not to be mistaken, distinguishing true knowledge from false ones?" "When walking in the desert, you see far, in front of you a beautiful oasis, what are you doing to find out if it's real or a mirage, in front you?" After thinking, the… Continue reading Wait or go?
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” _ Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken Every moment, we are all faced with decisive decisions for our future. Our life is influenced by the decisions we make in a more or less conscious… Continue reading Making a decision.
... The cocoon lay motionless for a long time without changes. But one day a small hole appeared in the cocoon. An accidentally passing man stopped and began to observe what would happen to the cocoon. The man stood for hours and watched the butterfly trying to get out through this small crevice. A long… Continue reading The cocoon.
One day a disciple asked the Teacher: "Teacher, tell me, is there a day that is most favorable for starting a new business?" "Day? - The teacher was surprised. "Well, maybe the day of the week or the day of the month ..." - continued the disciple. "Ah, a day of the week ... -… Continue reading The day.