Tag Archives: truth

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 […]

Town of the submerged temples

I have heard a story. Thousands of years ago, a town with temples of gods got submerged in the sea. The bells of those drowned temples are still ringing. It is possible that the stroke of water makes them ring. Or, they keep ringing on account of the fish running here and there striking them. […]

Truth at any cost

THE Chhandogya Upanishad has a beautiful story. Let us begin with it. Satyakam asked his mother, Jabala, “Mother, I want to live the life of a student of supreme knowledge. What is my family name? Who is my father?” “My son,” replied the mother, “I don’t know. In my youth when I went about a […]

Soup of the soup of the soup of the soup of…

Truth is never second hand, it cannot be transferred. One has to know it and be it oneself — that is why all tradition falsifies it, and all scriptures, and all words, and in the end it is nothing but the soup of Mulla Nasrudin… But first I must tell you the story. A kinsman […]