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Weekly Moral Story “The Poisoned Dice”

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The Poisoned Dice

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Once upon a time there was a rich man living in India who was addicted to gambling. He played dice day and night and in the process met with another gambling addict, a man whose mind worked in tricky ways.

While the rich gambler was very honest and above board, the tricky gambler was one of dishonesty. When the tricky gambler won he kept on playing. But when he began to lose he would secretly put one of the dice in his mouth and swallow it, claiming the dice lost and stopped the game.

The rich gambler began to notice this little trick and decided one day to teach his friend a lesson. His plan was simple, he smeared poison on the dice and let it dry so it was invisible then took these to his next game of Dice with his friend.

The day came and the two friends set up the gambling board and started to play. As usual the tricky gambler was happy to win. And win he did with every throw of the dice, as soon as he luck began to change and he started to lose he immediately snuck one of the dice into his mouth, unaware they were coated in poison.

After swallowing the poison dice the trickster instantly fell down sick. The rich gambler, who was basically good at heart and only wanted to teach his friend a lesson, thought, “Enough is enough. Now I must save his life.”

He made a concoction of herbs and spices to cause vomiting. He made his friend swallow it, and he threw up the poison dice. His friend was saved and learnt a valuable lesson.

Moral of story:

Deceiving a friend may be hazardous to your health.

Lying, or deception causes real pain in this world, and a liar is always found out. To create a lie requires vast amounts of effort in keeping it believable, real and who you actually told, this takes valuable energy away from your true purpose of living contently, calmly and at peace.

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Quotes by Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein 1879-1955

Albert Einstein is one of history’s most famous people, German born theoretical physicist who developed amongst many others the theory of relativity. He is most loved by the public for the equation E=mc2, winner of the 1921 Nobel prize for his services to theoretical physics and the discovery of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal role in the development of quantum theory.

Albert was born in the German Empire in Ulm in 1897 but the following year the family moved to Munich where his father, an engineer and salesman, along with his uncle set up and electro manufacturing company. spiritual quotes, thought of the day, mindful quotation, Words Of Wisdom, mindfulness sayings, personal development through mindfulness, philosophy, inspirational advice, Albert Einstein quotes, developing minds, spirituality, personal growth,

Einstein showed an exceptional ability in mathematics and physics from a young age, reaching levels ahead of his peers while still at school. At the age of 12 Albert taught himself algebra and Euclidean in just one summer, that same year he also discovered on his own original proof that of the Pythagorean theory.

While in his last few years study at a prestigious science academy in Switzerland he decided to renounce his German citizenship and apply for Swiss, which he would later receive in 1901.

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It was the year of 1905 that is seen as Albert Einstein’s finest year and sometimes referred to as his annus mirabilis, his miracle year. It was this year he published four groundbreaking scientific papers that would cement his name in the history books and be taught to schoolchildren ever since.

After being invited to teach in Prague, then the Austro-Hungarian Empire he would apply for Austrian citizenship in 1911. With whirl wind of a career for the next twenty years, taking professorship positions through some of Europe’s most prestigious science academies and further advancing the field of science and physics.

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Einstein would find himself a refugee in 1935 during the rise of the Nazi power in Germany, where the banning of Jews to work in any high position left him in a vulnerable position and decided to seek American citizenship, which he received 5 years later.

He died in 1965 leaving behind a legacy of scientific realisation that is still being talked about today.

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The Wise Old Man & The Precious Stone

Weekly Inspirational Short Story

The Wise Old Man & The Precious Stone

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A long time ago a wise old man came across a beautiful and very precious stone in a dried up river bed.

He pocketed the stone and continued his walk.

Later that day a robber approached the old man and demanded that he share any food that he may have.

Without hesitation the wise old man goes into his bag to offer his food. As soon as the highway robber catches a glimpse of the beautiful and highly precious stone he instantly demands the old man give him that instead.

Instantly and again without hesitation the wise old man gives the robber the beautiful precious stone with a smile.

Feeling very satisfied with himself the robber makes his way to the nearest city, dreaming of all the wonderful food he can buy, all the fancy clothes he will dress himself in and all the late night parties he will have.

Suddenly the robber realised the old man can give him more, so he turns and returns to where he met the old man.

As soon as the robber reaches the wise old man he gives the beautiful and precious stone back.

“I know the value of this beautiful stone” explained the robber “but I want more, I want the understanding and love you have within your heart to let go of this beautiful precious stone, without hesitation and all with a smile on your face. This gift is more precious than any beautiful stone and I wish to learn and become your student”

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā

Moral:-

To hold a heart filled with love and without fear is humanities greatest achievement, however there are still so many of us wandering lost in a universe that feels harsh and cold. Learning and watching the process of our minds with meditation allows us to see the connectedness between thought and action, gradually over time our unwholesome thoughts and actions are dropped instantly the moment they are recognised and seen for what they truly are.

Start this wonderful practice today, and everyday. Use are free guides found through this website, taught to me from a lineage of Buddhist monks that have trained and practiced this art form for well over 2,000 years. As a Monk I practice daily what I teach and what has been passed down to me directly from other Monks.

Once the realisation that our mind is our only true companion on our journey through life, we find the value in these teaches to be priceless. Never will we place advertisement on this website, all this information was given to me freely and I now only wish to pass my knowledge of practice of meditation, and using a westernised view point to help as many individuals set themselves free.

This website has running cost and I hope you have it in your heart to help, myself, Dhamma Tāpasā and my faithful adopted stray Marley Moo to keep it going.

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We have just celebrated our first birthday as a website and have grown our audience large and wide. I am a real life Monk and have no real internet experience or social media presence out there, we have grown slowly by word of mouth, we are now reaching up to 3,000 people a month, every little helps and will allow us to further grow and inspire more like minded people.

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The Wealthy Land Owner’s Flowers

Weekly Inspirational Moral Story

The Wealthy Land Owner’s Flowers

Once upon a time there lived a wealthy land owner who had a passion for flowers, he was extremely fond of the chrysanthemums flowers and had the whole of his land planted with this wonderful things, he would spend a great amount of time and effort to cultivate and care for them.

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The Wealthy Land Owner’s Flowers

In fact, our wealthy land owner paid more attention to the care of his chrysanthemums than he did to his wife and children, Many times his wife and children had been scolded and punished for accidentally breaking off one of the flowering blooms. This created a tense and unhappy household where everyone felt miserable.

On one particular morning when his children were playing as usual, a football accidentally broke more than one flower and our wealthy land owner became furiously enraged. He ordered his child into solitary confinement for a month.

The child became so upset and angry at his father for being so unreasonable that he decided to commit suicide as a punishment to his father.

This tragic news soon spread far and wide and came to a little village where it fell upon the ears of an enlightened Monk. Immediately the monk decided that he should help the wealthy land owner and his son.

Not content with a temporary measure, our Monk had resolved to effect a permanent solution to the landlord and his flowers. One rainy night when the chrysanthemums were in their full bloom, our Monk sneaked into the wealthy land owners garden with a sickle and cut down every single chrysanthemum.

Hearing a strange sound coming from outside the wealthy land owner looked out and saw someone destroying all his flowers. He instantly rushed outside to confront the flower assailant, wielding his sword, he demanded to know what the Monk was doing.

The Monk turned and calmly replied, “Even beautiful flowers become like weeds, eventually they become rank, if they are not cut”

“These flowers have become like weeds in your mind, your very passion for these flowers has blinded you to the truth around you”

Instantly the wealthy land owner realised how wrong he had been. He could see how his passion for his flowers had become all consuming and he could see the destruction it was causing to the life around him, It was like awakening from a dream.

From that time onward, he vowed to follow the Monk’s advice and bring peace to his mind, he was determined never to loose sight or be blinded by his desires to a point where he forgot the true importance of life.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā

Moral of the story

We all sometimes find we loose sight of what is truly important, our Fears our desires our dreams can become all consuming if we are not carful, while this is fine and healthy in some cases, don’t become like the wealthy land owner and forsake that which is around you.

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Inspirational Short Stories ‘Letting Go’

Inspirational Short Story

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Weekly inspirational Story

Letting Go

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman waiting to cross.

Scared of the current, the young women asked if one of the monks could carry her across.

One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank.

She thanked him and then departed.

As the monks continued on their journey, the other monk become obsessed and preoccupied with his own thoughts. Unable to hold his silence any longer he spoke out.

“Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any and all contact with women, but you picked that young women up and onto your shoulders then carried her across the river, breaking this most sacred rule”

“Brother,” the second monk calmly replied, “this happened many many miles back, it was I who carried the young women and it was I who placed her down on the other side, over an hour ago. So why, brother, are you still carrying her?

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Moral of the story

We all can become obsessed with thoughts running around in our minds, letting Go is easy to say but sometimes seems so difficult to do. To master this vital skill for happiness requires practice and training of the mind. Seeing how we naturally Let Go of sense impressions that have no interest in helps us see the skills needed to truly Let Go.

Meditation is about observing or watching the minds function and how each action has an equal an opposite reaction, seeing this dance of consciousness is humanities true purpose to living a fully satisfying life without the need for constantly more!

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Inspirational Short Stories and The Six Worthy Ways

Weekly inspirational Short Story

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Inspirational Moral Story

The Six Worthy Ways

Once upon a time there was a rich man living in Benares, in northern India. He had a son who was intelligent, curious and eager to learn. Even though he was only seven years old, he was determined to find out what is really valuable.

One day the little boy asked his father, “What are the ways to gain the most valuable things in life?”

His father said, “Only worthy ways lead to worthwhile goals. These are the six worthy ways:

  • Keep yourself healthy and fit

  • Be wholesome in every way

  • Listen to those with more experience

  • Learn from those with more knowledge

  • Live according to Truth

  • Act with sincerity, not just energy.

The boy paid close attention to his father’s words. He tried hard to practice these ways from then on.

As he grew up and became wise, he realized that the six worthy ways, and the most valuable things in life, could not be separated.

Moral: A serious question deserves a serious answer

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Inspirational Short Story “The Monk and The Snake”

This weeks Short Moral Story

The Monk and the Snake

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Inspirational Short story “The Monk & The Snake”

Once a very long time ago there lived a Hermit Monk, he preferred to spend his time well away from the trappings of society and instead sought seclusion within nature to deepen his meditation practice. He would still visit the local village early each morning to collect his alms food and this had been the way our Monk lived for many years.

One fine afternoon, after our Monk had received his alms food he found his usual meditation cushion and began to be aware of his breathing and started to practice Samadhi Meditation. His concentration became so great our Monk sat for a very long time and didn’t notice the large snake coming closer and closer. Our Monk was absorbed with his one pointed concentration that he had become as still as a tree.

The large snake didn’t even notice the silent and still Monk who was meditating as still as a tree, all he noticed was a nice warm sleeping spot in those Monks robes all draped around his crossed legs, and in the sunshine, our snake snuggled into the Monks lap and fell fast asleep.

An hour or so passed like this with our Monk in deep mediative concentration and our snake fast asleep on his lap, until slowly the Monk returned his concentration to his surroundings and began to become aware of an unusual weight in his lap. You can imagine the surprise of the Monk as he glanced down into his lap. As bold as brass a very large snake had indeed curled up in his lap and fallen fast asleep.

Fear grasped our Monk who instantly closed his eyes and started meditating again. He calmed himself and remembered his training, all things are impermanent and forever changing, and knew without a doubt the snake would move on again, and so he stayed in Meditation

But our snake was very comfortable and didn’t want to move, he stayed where he was fast asleep. This went on for many days until even the villagers had started to notice the absence of their Monk and decided to pay him a visit.

The villagers came with food and offerings and as they approached they noticed the Monk sat silently in Meditation, they were all so absorbed with the serenity of the Monk and his stillness that they didn’t notice the snake curled up fast asleep in his lap. Slowly each villager bowed with respect to the meditating monk and left their offerings and our monk to his meditation.

Life went on like this for many many days. Our Monk out of fear in a deep mediative concentration, our snake fast asleep on his lap all comfortable as can be, and the villagers coming each and every day to offer food.

Finally our snake found himself hungry and so uncurled himself from the Monks lap, stretched his biggest stretch he went off in search. Our Monk also slowly came out of meditation but something had changed deep within, he had sat for many days in complete absorption of his mind and saw as clear as a mountain lake the processes within our minds that cause humanity so much pain and suffering, he had attained enlightenment.

He had experienced for himself the true impermanence of all phenomena and the attachment to everything which causes our sufferings. As our monk slowly opened his eyes a great sense of loving kindness filled his heart, he noticed all the offerings from the local villagers and was compelled with compassion to help there sufferings. He packed his small bag an started the walk to the village where he stayed and taught for the rest of his life, the root causes of our sufferings and the way to enlightenment.

Dhamma Tāpasā

Moral:

Sometimes Fear can compel us to do some remarkable things but also has the power to cripple our thinking. Everyone of us has experienced fear in our lives and it is how we move forward not allowing that fear to consume our thinking that is the key. Fear is a natural response to changeable and uncertain situations. To attach to that fear and live life within her is not a natural response, this is overthinking. If fear is having a crippling effect on your decision making, we are overthinking life and need to find a way to relax. Meditation helps to calm the mind and settle the overthinking. Feel the fear and do it anyway