Tiger and the Fox – Massud Farzan

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The Tiger and the Fox – A Spiritual Story by Massud Farzan

A fox who lived in the deep forest of long ago had lost its front legs. No one knew how: perhaps escaping from a trap.
A man who lived on the edge of the forest, seeing the fox from time to time, wondered how in the world it managed to get its food. One day when the fox was not far from him he had to hide himself quickly because a tiger was approaching. The tiger had fresh game in its claws. Lying down on the ground, it ate its fill, leaving the rest for the fox. Continue reading “Tiger and the Fox – Massud Farzan”

Are You an Eternal Being?

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If truth is permanent, non-changing, unabated, immutable, and perhaps even beyond time, then life as we are taught, ever-changing, temporary, and doomed for death must not be truth. If it does not carry the essences of not truth, it by default must be non-truth, deception, or illusory. Continue reading “Are You an Eternal Being?”

Could We Already Be Dead?

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“Could we already be dead?”

“Of course not!”

“How do you know?” Continue reading “Could We Already Be Dead?”

The Life of Sri Ramakrishna

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A fast look at the life of Ramakrishna – February 16, 1836, to August 16, 1886

Early Life

Gadadhar Chatterjee was born in a remote village named Kāmārpukur in West Bengal. It was an area of rice-fields, banyans, palms, a few lakes, and a nearby mango orchard. A road passed through the village to the great temple of Jagannāth at Puri traveled by workers, farmers, holy men, and pilgrims.

As a child, Gadadhar Chatterjee loved listening to stories from Hindu mythology and the epics. Afterward, he could recite them from memory. This brought great joy to the villagers. He also enjoyed painting and molding images of the gods and goddesses. Mathematics was his greatest dislike. Continue reading “The Life of Sri Ramakrishna”

Thoughts on the Separation or Fall

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Eden was an epic event. Whether you believe it to be allegorical, psychological, anthropological, developmental, or a doctrine of absolute literal truth, I believe at least some of the following will still apply.

One point we can glean from this story of the fall, or separation as some like to call it, is that when we grasped to be like God [or our Higher Power] by knowing the difference between good and evil, we not only separated ourselves from God, but we also separated from each other and even our own selves. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Separation or Fall”

Ramana Maharshi and Lakshmi

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Lakshmi was one of Ramana Maharshi’s most devoted and enlightened devotees. What makes this story so special and interesting is that Lakshmi was no regular devotee. She was a cow. Continue reading “Ramana Maharshi and Lakshmi”