Monthly Archives: May 2011

Innovation Indian Style.

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In my post “The Old Man And His Soul” the following exchange took place under comments between Cheerful Monk and me. “CM – I’m glad you found something that speaks to you. Do you feel the need of a spiritual … Continue reading

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ~Henry David Thoreau. I had a friend … Continue reading

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Wisdom From Afghanistan.

There was a student who had been studying for many years at a madrassa. He had memorized the Koran and learned all the lessons his teacher taught. One day he went to his teacher and said, “I am ready to … Continue reading

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The Universe.

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie11, Padmum and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get nine different flavours of the same topic. Today’s topic … Continue reading

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The Old Man And His Soul.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be … Continue reading

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Is This Funny?

I hope that my Irish readers will forgive me my angst. Here is a news item that has come to me as part of my regular feeds on matters that interest me, Osama Bin Laden being one such matter. A … Continue reading

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Dropping Baggage.

This post is dedicated to a good friend who is currently very busy studying The Book of Isaiah. I hope that he is reading this. Two monks were on a journey, one was a senior monk, the other a junior … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine had sent me an illustration which I shall insert into this post at the end. Strangely enough, yesterday a young man of my acquaintance faced the axe in his company and … Continue reading

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The Window.

It seems suddenly to be the season for metaphors and I might as well join in with my two bits. There is a story that has been doing the email rounds for quite a while that goes something like this. … Continue reading

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