Time is our most valuable asset

In the spring of 323 BC, Alexander the Great ruled an empire that stretched from the Danube in Europe up to the snowy peaks of the Himalayas in northern India. Three Wishes of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his...

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Real Prosperity – Zen story

¿Did you ever ask yourself what is Real Prosperity? Real Prosperity – Zen story A rich man asked Sengai to write something for the continued prosperity of his family so that it might be treasured from generation to generation. Sengai obtained a large sheet of paper and wrote: – Father dies, son dies, grandson dies. The rich man became angry. – I asked you to write something for...

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A cup of tea – Zen story

Our mind is full of our own opinion and our own ideas. This can make it difficult to learn from others and to listen with an open mind. It can be a big obstacle to really be open to life. A cup of tea – Zen story Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup...

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Born with a talent

The best way to help your children is to help them to find and develop their talent. This way they probably will end up with a job that they like and are talented in. The talent – Teacher, I have a problem with my son. – He brought the results from school, a good qualification for drawing and a very bad one for mathematics. – So what you will do about it? – the teacher...

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What makes you worry?

Not only adults have fears… also our children have worries! But sometimes our kids have concerns about the most peculiar things, as you can see in the following story of Anthony de Mello. And if they escape? A teacher of preschoolers, observed that a girl in her class seemed very sad and thoughtful. – What makes you worry? – she asked The girl responded: – My parents! –...

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The Gates of Paradise – Zen story

“Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds”… this is a quote of Paulo Coelho and this is exactly what the following Zen story teaches us. The Gates of Paradise – Zen story A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked: – Is there really a paradise and a hell? – Who are you? – inquired Hakuin – I am a samurai...

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