The Young Monk Who Saved The Ants

The Young Monk Who Saved The Ants Once upon a time in the deep mountains forest there lived an old monk and a young monk. The old monk was a...

The Fish and the Turtle

The Fish and the Turtle (Is Nibbana Nothingness?) Once upon a time there was a fish. And just because it was a fish, it had lived all its life in...

The Concept of Trinity (2)

I sat down pondering on the concept of Trinity in Christianity. Some denominations in Christianity do not believe in the concept of Holy Trinity while the vast majority of...

Zen stories on the mystery of enlightenment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NsTAVGFzgk Nobody Told Me Anything (as told by Master Sheng-Yen) A disciple asked his Dharma Master: "How can I calm my mind?" The master said, "I am too busy to talk to you...

What is in your heart?

The thoughts you carry in your mind go far toward determining how people perceive you. A Pile of Dry Shit One day a famous government officer met a highly respected elderly...

Floating benefits your mind

Floating benefits your mind because floating eliminates the distractions to meditation. The practice of meditation has proven in numerous clinical studies to boost mental function, and floating boosts the...

The Concept of Trinity (1)

The Old Testament constantly insists that there is only one God, the self-revealed Creator, who must be worshiped and loved exclusively (Deut. 6:4-5; Isa. 44:6– 45:25). The New Testament...

Fate Is in Your Own Hands

Beliefs can be either empowering or disempowering. Whenever possible, choose empowering beliefs. Fate Is in Your Own Hands Once upon a time, there was a general who was leading his army...

Delusions keep us trapped in Samsara

I recently wrote about The biological basis for our unsatisfactory lives. It encapsulates how our biology creates Samsara. This story provides a more poetic way of seeing things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V4_7jv6bjg Delusion (Told by Narada...

What is your worst-case life scenario?

I recently had a strong episode of self-grasping and associated suffering. That's the bad news. The good news is that this episode led to the purging of an old limiting...

Angulimala: A Story of the Power of Compassion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTIJkHaxXcI&t=11s Angulimala: A Story of the Power of Compassion (As told by Ven. Walpola Piyananda Thera in Love in Buddhism) There was once the son of a Brahmin (the highest "priestly" caste in...

Floating is the best thing you can do for your body

Benefits to the Body When you go into a flotation tank and lie down in the salt water, you float like a cork on the surface. After a brief period...

Caught In Own Time Trap

Time hasn’t changed a noticeable fraction of a second in ten million years. The first man who stood on two feet and watched the sunrise and had a glimmering...

Those Pioneer Days

Back in the pioneer days, if a man missed a stagecoach, he just shrugged his shoulders and said, “So what? Another one will be along in a couple of...