Dont chase happiness, create it

If you were told, “Today is the last day of your life; make a list of all the things that you feel you have accomplished; all the things that have made you feel truly happy,” what are the things you would put down in that list, knowing that you have only hours left to live? …

The blame game is a loser’s game

Blaming others for your problems is like blaming donuts for being fat. It wasn’t the donut, it was the choice. You only look like a fool when trying to blame other people for your behaviour. This morning when I was reading today’s Deccan Herald I found an interesting article written by Ms Leela Ramaswamy. The …

Believe in your inner strength: The earthquake story

In one of his discourses, Osho narrated the story of a zen philosopher who was sitting on the 10th floor of a restaurant in Japan, having dinner with a friend when suddenly an earthquake struck.   In seconds there was chaos as people tried to find shelter and protection. The staircases were jammed, fear was …

Three types of ‘abandonment’ : God weeps with us

There are three kinds of ‘abandonment’ experience that we all could go through. Messiah went through them all. First, when friends abandon you. Second when the people you did good to are not there when you are in trouble.  Third when you feel God himself has abandoned you.   It is obvious that the 12 …

Own Happiness : The story of a Child

A sage was sitting under a tree from where he could see the courtyard of a house in the vicinity. A child’s laughter drew his attention; he saw a child running around the courtyard trying to catch his shadow as his mother watched indulgently. The child’s frantic attempts to catch his shadow and mirth as …

Put Down and Let Go

Once upon a time a big monk and a little monk were travelling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge damaged. They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn’t cross the river. The big monk offered …