Tag Archives: Master

Real Freedom

I have heard…. Once Diogenes was caught by a few people, robbers. Diogenes was a very healthy mystic. In the West, he seems to be the only person who can be compared to Mahavira in the East. He used to live naked, and he had a beautiful body. It is said that even Alexander was […]

Master kissed on the forehead

  Another Sufi story may help you. Sufis have such beautiful stories, unparalleled, that each story opens a new vision. This Junnaid I mentioned was himself once a seeker. He used to tell his disciples, “When I met my master, the master never looked at me for three years. I was sitting from morning till […]

Everything is allowed

Just explaining this to you: that there is no goal, that there is nothing to achieve, that everything is good as it is. I will tell you a Sufi story: There is a story told by Sufis about a man who read that certain dervishes, on the orders of their Master, never touched meat and […]

Buddha and a Small Girl

There is a beautiful story. Gautam Buddha comes into a town. The whole town has gathered to listen to him but he goes on waiting, looking backwards at the road — because a small girl, not more than thirteen years old, has met him on the road and told him, “Wait for me. I am […]

Master of Silence

People are so foolish. Either they are deceived by words or they are deceived by silence — but they are deceived either way. There is a famous Zen story. I would like to tell it to you. A monk called himself the ‘Master of Silence’. He was actually a fraud and had no genuine understanding. […]

Hell and Heaven

A Zen Master was asked by the Emperor of Japan…. The Emperor had come and asked the same question, Krishna Deva. Maybe you are the reincarnation of the same Emperor! Because the Japanese tend to be reborn in India — this is the land of their Master, Buddha. Every Japanese keeps the desire to come […]

Goose is Out

  Nansen is a rare man. THE OFFICIAL, RIKO, ONCE ASKED NANSEN TO EXPLAIN TO HIM THE OLD PROBLEM OF THE GOOSE IN THE BOTTLE. The problem is very ancient. It is a koan; it is given to a disciple, that he has to meditate on it. It is absurd; you cannot “solve” it. A […]