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Weakness Or Strength?

This is the story of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move. “Sensei,” the boy finally said, “Shouldn't I be learning more ...

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Kalpagiri’S Life Sentence-A True Story

Kalpagiri committed cold blooded murder but managed to escape the police of the area. Like a slimy snake he slithered silently to the Himalayas and donned the flame coloured robes of a monk. He hopped from one Dharamsala to another, trying to drown his guilt pangs in the din of religious chanting. He spent four years thus, trying to run away from his conscience. He met hundreds of monks walking ...

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Good Business

There was a poor brother and sister who had lost their parents at a very young age. They used to live with their maternal uncle, who also was quite poor. Their aunt made them work more and eat less, they wore tattered clothes of their elder siblings. Now, the seaside was their only solace. The pair would finish their daily chores and run to the nearby sea shore in the afternoon to collect sea-s ...

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The Biggest Lesson

Chandragupta's Chief Minister Chanakya was a very wise and well-read man. Once an envoy came from China to discuss the philosophy of politics with him. The Chinese envoy had a royal lifestyle and was also arrogant. He requested Chanakya for an appointment and was told to go to his house at night. At the correct time the Chinese man reached the hut of Chanakya. He saw Chanakya sitting and writin ...

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Concentration

Tarun was always unhappy, because he was fed up with his studies. His favourite pass time was day dreaming. He would sit on his study desk, with his books open in front of him, but his mind would wander from friends, to foes, to food, to films, to games, to holidays and so on. He lacked concentration, so he could never hold his mind onto the subject that he was supposed to be studying. One day his ...

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Your Legacy

There was a philosophy professor who was the quintessential eccentric philosopher. His disheveled appearance was highlighted by a well-worn tweed sports coat and ill-fitting glasses, which often rested on the tip of his nose. Every now and then, as most Philosophy Professor do, he would go off on one of those esoteric and existential 'What's the meaning of life' discussions. Many of those discussi ...

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Devotion To One’s Motherland Is As Important As Devotion To God

In the Tretha Yuga, after the destruction of Ravana; Rama, Lakshmana and Sitha were getting ready to leave Lanka for Ayodhya. At that time, Lakshmana spoke to Rama, "If we return to Ayodhya, I doubt, we will get back our kingdom. Kaikeyi might have installed Bharat on the throne. We left Ayothya for the forest in response to the command of our father. Ayodhya may not be in a prosperous conditi ...

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A Date With God!

The well-being of his people was all a king thought about and strove for. Work is worship and Duty is God; so it's no mean conclusion that God was immensely pleased with him. When he was deeply engrossed in prayer, the Lord incarnated and blessed the King. The Lord smiled and told him to ask for anything. The king said, "Oh Lord! You have given me everything. And now after receiving this divine vi ...

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Proof Of God

Newton had a friend who was an atheist scientist, and one day he paid a visit when Newton had just finished making his solar system machine. The man saw the machine and started cranking the handle of the machine, and the planets went round. He asked, "Who made this?" Newton stopped writing and said, "Nobody did." Then he carried on writing. The man said, "You didn't hear me. Who made the machin ...

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Another Long Program

A merchant had a hundred and fifty camels to carry his things, and forty servants who did as he ordered. One evening, he invited a friend (Saadi) to join him. The whole night, he couldn't get any rest and talked constantly about his problems, troubles, and the rat race of his profession. He told of his wealth in Turkestan, spoke of his estates in India, and displayed his jewels and the titles t ...

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The Value Of A Pearl

In a garden a rooster saw an iridescent pearl hidden on the ground. He greedily pounced on it, dug it out and tried to force it down his gullet. When he noticed that the shiny object was not the queen of the grains of rice, he spit the pearl out. He had certainly checked the pearl, but what kind of rice was it? The pearl cried out to the rooster and said, "I am a lustrous, precious pearl. ...

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Solomon And The Garlands

Once the Queen of Sheba, attracted by King Solomon's fame, paid a visit to his court. She wished to see the splendours of his court. She had heard that the king's speech was full of learning and wisdom and that he used to teach valuable lessons through proverbs. She was curious to know if what she had heard was true. She had also heard of his uncanny ability to solve the most difficult puzzles, wh ...

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Faith And Trust

It is reported about one great mystic, Milarepa. When he went to his master in Tibet he was so humble, so pure, so authentic, that other disciples became jealous of him. It was certain that he would be the successor. And of course there was politics, so they tried to kill him. One day they said to him, "If you really believe in the master, can you jump from the hill? If you really believe, if ...

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The Power Of Faith

A milk-maid used to supply milk to a brahmana priest living on the other side of a river. Owing to irregularities of the boat service, she could not supply him milk punctually every day. Once, being rebuked for her going late, the poor woman said, "What can I do? I start early from my house, but have to wait for a long time at the river bank for the boatman and the passengers." The priest said ...

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A Step At A Time

A pilgrim wanted to climb a mountain. He started his journey and it was night by the time he reached a village at the base of the mountain. An old wise man of the village lent him a lantern so that he could proceed onwards without delay. The pilgrim exclaimed, "The light that it gives goes only two steps, is there a more powerful lantern?" "No problem," said the old wise man, "It will do. At ...

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Taste Of The Candy

There was an old man who was admitted in a hospital. A young man was visits him every day, and sits with him for more than one hour. He helps him eat his food, and to take his shower. Then he takes him walking in the garden of the hospital. After that he brings him back to his room and helps him to lie down. He goes away after reassuring himself that the old man is doing well. One day ...

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Smart Move!

Grandfather had just died a few days back. The grandchildren were to be given the family jewels. Each one's share was ear marked to perfection. One of the grandsons was handed over a pouch of twenty green emeralds that was assigned to his name. The man took the emeralds to a jeweller and asked him to make him a necklace for his wife. The jeweller took one look at the stones and knew that they were ...

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Shiva’s Presence

Raghu was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He along with his family worshiped an idol of Lord Shiva. His dearest wish was to have darshan (divine vision) of the Lord. After many years of ritualistic prayer, one day Raghu was very annoyed and said, “Oh Shiva! For years, we prayed to you to grant us darshan, but you have not obliged us, so we will not worship you any more. From today, we shall wor ...

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The Guru From India!

A famous guru lived in India. He managed to gather a good number of followers, and spread his wisdom generously. When he reached middle age, he contracted malaria, but religiously continued to fulfill his ritual: bathing in the morning, giving classes at mid-day, and praying in the temple during the afternoon. When fever and the tremors prevented him from concentrating, he took off the upper pa ...

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The Apple Tree

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow... He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by... the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree everyday. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and p ...

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