Spirituality vs “spirituality”

In the book Heaven on Earth, Daryai Lal Kapur writes: During one of his visits to Bahota, the Great Master met a sadhu who wished to discuss spirituality with him. When the sadhu, expounding from the Vedas and other Hindu scriptures, finally exhausted his learned arguments, the Great Master asked, “Sir, how far does your spirit rise inside? Have you ever gone inside?” “Inside what?” the sadhu asked in a puzzled tone.

A Meeting With God

Here’s a good short story I recently received via email: A woman dreamt she walked into a fruit shop in a bazaar and, to her astonishment, found God behind the counter. “What do you sell here?” she asked. “Everything your heart desires,” said God. Believing what she was hearing, the woman decided to ask for the finest things a human being could yearn for. “I want peace of mind, love, happiness, wisdom and freedom,” she said. Then as an afterthought, she added, “Not just for me; for everyone in the world.” God smiled and said, “I think you’ve got me wrong, my dear. We don’t sell … Continue reading


An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you.” The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here after one … Continue reading