Speak the Truth, Don’t Get Angry, Part One….

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Baba used to tell the story of Dronacharya and Yudhisthira. Dronacharya was the teacher to the Pandavas. One day, Dronacharya told his students, “Speak the truth, don’t get angry. I want you to go home, learn this, and come back.” The next day, everyone came back, and each one could recite the statement except for Yudhisthira, who said, “I understand …

Merry Christmas!

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When we think of the Christmas Story, we tend to think of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men, the shepherds who hear the angel Gabriel announce the birth of Christ, and Christ Himself. We rarely think about the innkeepers who turned away the couple. When we read teaching stories we are to place ourselves in the story as one of …

Gossip….

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Do you know the difference between gossip and history? Do you know the difference between gossip and an entertaining story? Do you know the difference between gossip and a teaching story? Gossip actually derives from the Old English godsibb (“god-kin”): a word for someone with whom you are linked through sponsorship at a baptism. Over the centuries, it gradually evolved …