The Magic of Sleep

We have spent decades optimizing our waking hours, but what about the precious hours after we doze off (or try to)? The Magic of Sleep tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask. As the most active time for our brains and the most important element to…

The Silence

Four monks decided to meditate silently without speaking for two weeks. By nightfall on the first day, the candle began to flicker and then went out. The first monk said, “Oh, no! The candle is out.” The second monk said, “Aren’t we not suppose to talk?” The third monk said, “Why must you two break the silence?” The fourth monk laughed…

Life Interwoven with Thoughts

Thoughts come like waves in the ocean. Human thoughts travel very fast, in fact, faster than sound and light. The moment we imagine things, we reach there. We can reach anywhere with multitudes of thoughts. However, there is what is called our real self. It is like an ocean. No thoughts reach there. It is…

The Spiritual Cat

When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And…

Make living Simple

We do many things in life – from morning till night. Even in the night, we dream. So we go on doing something or the other. When not doing, or while doing things, we do think a lot, sometimes intentionally and some other times naturally. At times, the flow of thoughts is such that suddenly…

The Casualty of Happiness

One commodity which is in good demand is happiness. Everyone wants to be happy. There is absolutely nothing wrong in it. But each one is placed differently in life, hence the person’s mental and intellectual stature puts him in such a place unevenly with all others. There cannot be a standard procedure to create happiness…