The obedient disciple!

One day, Guru Nanakji called his disciple and asked him to build a platform. The disciple obeyed his Guru’s command and built a platform. Guru Nanak saw the platform and ordered his disciple to demolish that platform. In this way, Guru Nanak asked his disciple to build and demolish the platform over and over again. Read more »

Focus leads to success

Dronacharya was the Guru for the Kauravas and Pandavas. Dronacharya taught them archery. His disciples were gradually gaining proficiency. Dronacharya thought “I am teaching all of them but I have to find out how much skill they have imbibed”. So in order to test their skills, he made a bird out of clay and tied it to a tree branch. Read more »

Contribution of the squirrel in building the Ram Setu

Vanarsena and Hanuman decided that they would build the bridge with stones and cross the sea. Each and every monkey wrote Shriram’s name on the stones and started immersing the stones in the sea, while chanting the Lord’s name. A small squirrel was watching them bowed down to Shriram’s feet in its mind and started doing its service. Read more »

Importance of good conduct

Virtuous or good conduct is the basis of our life. Good conduct means moral and righteous conduct. The Gods also stay with those who have good conduct, and since the Gods are with them, their life also becomes blissful. From this story we will learn how Lakshmi, charity etc. stay with a virtuous person. Read more »

When stones floated !

The vanars were trying to build a bridge by placing stones on water. Hanuman ji bowed to Lord Shri Ram and wrote ‘Shri Ram’ on a stone and placed it in the water. On writing the name of Prabhu Shriram, the stone started to float. Read more »

Be mindful of negative thoughts

Once upon a time, a king and a merchant were very good friends. The merchant was a trader of sandalwood logs.  Once, it so happened that the merchant was unable to sell any of his sandalwood logs for 2 to 3 years. He was very worried because of that. He knew that no one except the king … Read more

Grandeur of God’s Name

Swami Vivekanand’s Guru, Ramkrushna Paramhans used to talk regularly with his disciples. He often used to narrate to his disciples stories about some devotees who appeared simple like any other devotee, but were different from others, in the sense that they used to perform spiritual practice even while living a worldly life. He also used to tell incidences … Read more