A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her.
What distinguishes Sun Tzu from Western writers on strategy is the emphasis on the Psychological and political elements over the purely military. Continue reading
Arnold Toynbee pointed out that societies gain access to new energies and new directions only after a ‘time of troubles’ initiates a process of disintegration where the old order comes apart. Continue reading
“The Buddha taught that to realize enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. Continue reading
Prayer has saved my life…. I had my share of the bitterest public and private experiences. They threw me into temporary despair. If I was able to get rid of that despair it was because of prayer. Continue reading
A small boy was walking along a beach at low tide, where countless starfish, having been washed up on the beach, were stranded and doomed to perish. A man watched as the boy picked up individual starfish and took them back into the water. Continue reading
A financial analyst once asked me if I was afraid of losing control of our organization. I told him I’ve never had control and I never wanted it. If you create an environment where the people truly participate, you don’t need control. They know what needs to be done, and they do it. Continue reading
To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. Continue reading