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The Story of the Regretful Son

A rich man’s son was graduating college. For months, the son was asking his father for a new car, knowing that his father had more than enough money. When graduation day came, the young man’s father called him into the[...]

The Business is a Dojo for the Entrepreneur

“A dojo is a miniature cosmos where we make contact with ourselves – our fears, anxieties, reactions, and habits. It is an arena of confined conflict where we confront an opponent who is not an opponent but rather a partner[...]

Happiness as the Purpose of Life

When we’re unhappy, we tend to be more self-focused, and socially withdrawn. When we’re happy, we’re more social, flexible, creative, and tolerate challenges better.   Recently, more than ever, I’ve been adopting the perspective that the purpose of life is[...]

The Story of the Jobless Man

A smart but jobless man applied for a desk job position at an office of a very big corporation. The employer interviewed him, then gave him a test; the man passed. “You’re hired” the employer said. “Give me you’re email address,[...]

Using Honesty to Reach Goals

Being human is an interesting experience; we always want more. What it is, isn’t the topic; but just the feeling that there’s this drive inside each of us, that perpetually persuades us to “grow”. It could be physically, financially, intellectually,[...]

The Story of the Two Monks who Crossed a River

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also[...]

Immune to Insults

“Once there was a disciple of a Greek philosopher who was commanded by his Master for three years to give money to everyone who insulted him. When this period of trial was over the Master said to him, “Now you[...]

The Basis of the Dalai Lama’s Philosophy

“Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we’ve utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially[...]

The Story of the Young Homeless Beggar

One day there was a young homeless beggar that had been trying to gather food. Each day, he notices that he wakes up with a certain portion of his food missing. One night he decides to stay up, and encounters[...]

Tao Te Ching – Verse 2 – Relativity

We know beauty because there is ugly. We know good because there is evil. Being and not being, having and not having, create each other.   Difficult and easy, long and short, high and low, define each other, just as[...]