The Parable of Lighting our Lamps

The Parable of Lighting our Lamps

In a small village of one hundred houses, a single lamp was burning. A neighbor went to this house to light his lamp. He took it home. One of his neighbors came by to light his lamp. This process continued until every lamp was lit and the entire village was bright. We...
Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin’

That’s right… just keep on truckin’. My last post was a Zen parable about over eagerness but, at the same time, we have to keep trying. Even though we need to surrender to and detach from the journey, we humans can become very frustrated with our spiritual process....
Don’t Let Spiritual Eagerness Slow You Down

Don’t Let Spiritual Eagerness Slow You Down

In his eagerness for enlightenment, a young Zen student went to his master for help. “Master,” he asked, “I know you have many students, but if I study harder than all the rest, how long will it take me to gain enlightenment?” The master said, “Ten years.”  The boy...
Social Media: Both Friend and Foe

Social Media: Both Friend and Foe

Social media is on trial in the press and at dinner tables around the world. This is good because social media can be our spiritual friend and our spiritual foe. Remembering that everything is our mirror, we each need to examine what tools we use, how we use them, and...
The Parable of the Cracked Pot

The Parable of the Cracked Pot

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to...

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