Between Faith and Prayer

‘Is there anything more important than prayer?’ a disciple asked his teacher.The teacher told the disciple to go to a nearby tree and cut off a branch. The disciple obeyed.‘Is the tree still alive?’ asked the teacher.‘As alive as it was before.’‘Then go over there and slice through its roots.’‘If Read more…

The Giant Tree

A carpenter and his apprentices were travelling through the province of Qi in search of building materials. They saw a giant tree; five men all holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds. ‘Let’s not waste our time with this tree,’ said the Read more…

Solitude

For those who are not frightened by the solitude that reveals all mysteries, everything will have a different taste. In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them. In solitude, they will be able to Read more…

Asylum

I was strolling in the gardens of an insane asylum when I met a young man who was reading a philosophy book.His behavior and his evident good health made him stand out from the other inmates. I sat down beside him and asked: ‘What are you doing here?’ He looked Read more…