One day the Teacher asked the disciples: "Three frogs sat on the beam. One of them decided to jump into the water. How many frogs are left on the log? "Three ..." - one of them answered hesitantly. "Of course, three frogs, - the Teacher smiled. - Because the frog just decided to jump but… Continue reading Three frogs.
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.
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.
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.
Many actions are dictated to a person, not for the sake of something, but out of spite. Envy is considered one of the seven deadly sins and the most secret feeling in the souls of people. Unlike other sins, which can be found rational justification, envy has always been considered shameful in all its manifestations,… Continue reading Envy (part 1)
In life, we constantly face situations when it is necessary to change something or even just to do something unusual and new, but the fear of the unknown often prevents us from acting. Our inner voice begins to convince us that everything is not so bad, but who knows if it will be good if… Continue reading The comfort zone.
1. The main task of man is to give life to himself, to become what he is potentially. The most important fruit of his efforts is his own personality. 2. We should not give anyone an explanation and report until our actions cause pain or infringe upon others. How many lives were destroyed by this… Continue reading 33 Erich Fromm citations about true love, happiness, freedom, anxiety and loneliness
Once Teacher asked his students: "Why, when people quarrel, they scream?" "Because they lose their composure," - said one. "But why shout if another person is with you? - The Teacher asked. - Can you not talk to him quietly? Why shout if you are angry?" The students offered their answers, but none of them… Continue reading Why shout?
There are two different families in the neighboring houses. In one are always quarreling, while in the other always have silence and mutual understanding. Once, envying a peaceful neighbor's family, the wife tells her husband: "Go to the neighbors and see what they do, that they are always all right." He went, hid and watched.… Continue reading Being in Right.
Sometimes we try to show the world that we are impeccable in the hope that we are always appreciated and accepted by everyone. But the truth is that we cannot please everyone and we should not even try. “When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken)… Continue reading Stop wanting to please the whole world!
The Emperor of China sat on a platform under a canopy and read a book. Not far from him, a master was repairing his carriage. The emperor postponed the book and began to observe the actions of the old master, and then asked him: "Why are you repairing the carriage yourself, you are so old?… Continue reading The experience.
"Today, we going to study the ceremony of the tea ceremony," - said the teacher, and gave his disciples a scroll in which the subtleties of the tea ceremony were described. The students went into reading, and the teacher went to the park and sat there all day, praying and meditating. The students had time… Continue reading The facts
To one farmer stopped working the tractor. All attempts by the peasant and his neighbors to repair it was in vain. Finally, he called a specialist. He examined the tractor, tried how the starter works, lifted the hood and checked everything carefully. Then he took the hammer, aimed, once hit the motor and put it… Continue reading The price