Surrender to What Is

There once was a son and his father living in a small village in Japan. They had a horse that helped them plow the field and bring food to the table. One day, the horse was gone. A villager came and asked, “How will you live without the horse?” The father replied...

Present Moment Precious Moment

Two monks walked along a riverbank and saw a lady standing on a shore with a basket of food in her arms. The senior monk walked up to her and asked, “Why are you standing here?” “When I left this morning and went to a market there was a bridge here but now it is...

Living a Joyful and Peaceful Life

One of the Buddha’s most famous teachings is the Parable of the Raft. In it he likened his teachings to a raft for crossing a fast-flowing river. A man is trapped on one side of a river. On this side of the river, there is great danger and uncertainty; on the far side...