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Main : Religions & Spirituality : Awareness

 Stories 
Impoverishment  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
When a disciple came from a faraway country, the Master asked, "What are you seeking?"
"Enlightenment."
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Letting Go  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"What must I do for Enlightenment?"
"Nothing."
"Why not?"
"Because Enlightenment doesn't come from doing? It happens."
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Meaning  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
Said a traveler to one of the disciples, "I have traveled a great distance to listen to the Master, but I find his words quite ordinary."
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Prayer Methods  (by: Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R.)
The disciple asks his master, " What can I do to attain God?"
The master answers by asking, "What can you do to make the sun rise?"
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Remote Control  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a shy disciple who wanted to become self-confident the Master said, "You look for certainty in the eyes of others and you think that is self-confidence."
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Repression  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master had been on his deathbed in a coma for weeks. One day he suddenly opened his eyes to find his favorite disciple there. "You never leave my bedside, do you?" he said softly."No, Master. I cannot."
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Sadness in Beauty  (by: Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R.)
The old man with the bent shoulders came out of the rain, furling his rice-paper umbrella as if it were a ship's sail. With some deliberation he climbed the slate step and crept past the carved stone pot into which clear water flowed from a cut length of bamboo just above.
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Salvation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"Is salvation obtained through action or through meditation?"
"Through neither. Salvation comes from seeing."
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Secrets of Heaven and Hell, The  (by: Fr. John W. Groff Jr.)
The old monk sat by the side of the road. With his eyes closed, his legs crossed and his hands folded in his lap, he sat. In deep meditation, he sat.
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Selflessness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
An affluent industrialist said to the Master, "What do you do for a profession?"
"Nothing," said the Master.
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