“When will I be enlightened?” “When you see.” the Master said. “See what?” “Trees and flowers and moon and stars.” “But I see these everyday.” “No. What you see is paper trees, paper flowers, paper moons and paper stars. For you live, not in reality, but in your words and thoughts.” And, for good measure, […]

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“Make a clean break with your past and you will be enlightened.” said the ‘Master. “I am doing that by degrees.” “Growth is achieved by degrees. Enlightenment is instantaneous.” Later he said, “Take the leap! You cannot cross a chasm in little jumps.” … Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE MINUTE WISDOM by Tony de Mello CAUTION:  TAKE THE […]

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To a disciple who was forever complaining about others, the Master said, “If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.” … Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE MINUTE WISDOM by Tony de Mello CAUTION:  TAKE THE TALES […]

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Taste it yourself

Before the visitor embarked upon discipleship he wanted assurance from the Master, “Can you teach me the goal of human life?” “I cannot.” “Or at least its meaning?” “I cannot.” “Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life beyond the grave?” “I cannot.” The visitor walked away in scorn. The disciples […]

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To a woman who complained about her destiny the Master said, “It is you who make your destiny.” “But surely I am not responsible for being born a woman?” “Being born a woman isn’t destiny. That is fate. Destiny is how you accept your womanhood and-what you make of it.” … Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE […]

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… To the disciple who was overly respectful the Master said, “Light is reflected on a wall. Why venerate the wall? Be attentive to the light.” … … Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE MINUTE WISDOM by Tony de Mello CAUTION:  TAKE THE TALES IN TINY DOSES — ONE OR TWO AT A TIME. AN OVERDOSE WILL LOWER THEIR […]

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The Master once asked his disciples, “Which is more important, wisdom or action?” The disciples were unanimous: “Action, of course. Of what use is wisdom that does not show itself in action?” Said the Master, “And of what use is action that proceeds from an unenlightened heart?” … Disclaimer: Not mine. sharing from ONE MINUTE WISDOM by Tony […]

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Ha Ha !! Happiness!!

“I am in desperate need of help—or I’ll go crazy. We’re living in a single room, my wife, my children and my in-laws. So our nerves are on edge, we yell and scream at one another. The room is a hell.” “Do you promise to do whatever I tell you?”said the Master gravely. “I swear […]

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The Master gave his teaching in parables and stories which his disciples listened to with pleasure — and occasional frustration, for they longed for something deeper. The Master was unmoved. To all their objections he would say, “You have yet to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is […]

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