Tag Archives: teaching

Who broke the bow ?

Here is a story. In a small village school, the teacher was teaching the story of Rama. Almost all the children were dozing. This occurrence was not unusual at the recitation of the Ramayana; even grownups nap at such times. The story has been told and retold so many times it has lost its significance; […]

Truth and Lie and a Child

  One day I was playing — I must have been five or six years old… A man used to come to see my father, an utterly boring man. And my father was growing tired of him. So he called me and told me, “I see that man is coming; he will waste my time […]

Master thief of Japan

There is a Zen story; Zen Masters have loved it tremendously. When you come across it for the first time you will feel puzzled about the story — it is about a master thief. A man was known as a master thief in Japan; he was well-known, famous, all over the country. And, of course, […]

Teachings of a father

Your belief will always find that which it wants to find. Belief is very selective. I have heard….   The boy had been brought into court again charged with stealing auto hubcaps. The magistrate determined to appeal to his father: “See here,” said the judge. “This boy of yours has been in this court many […]