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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

 Stories 
Challenge  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
An easygoing disciple complained that he had never experienced the Silence that the Master frequently commended.
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Change  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The visiting historian was disposed to be argumentative. "Do not our efforts change the course of human history?" he demanded.
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Communion  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
When it was certain that the Master was going to die, his disciples wished to give him a worthy funeral.
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Comprehension  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description."
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Concealment  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master once told the story of a priceless antique bowl that fetched a fortune at a public auction. It had been used by a tramp who ended his days in poverty, quite unaware of the value of the bowl with which he begged for pennies.
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Definitions  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master had a childlike fascination for modern inventions. He could not get over his amazement at the pocket calculator when he saw one.
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Dependence  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"A man came to the market with a shopping list and lost it. When to his great joy he found it again, he read it eagerly, held on to it till he had done his shopping -- then threw it away as a useless scrap of paper."
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Destiny  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a woman who complained about her destiny the Master said, "It is you who make your destiny."
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Detachment  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
It intrigued the disciples that the Master who lived so simply would not condemn his wealthy followers.
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Development  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a disciple who complained of his limitations the Master said, "You are limited indeed. But have you noticed you can do things today that you would have thought impossible fifteen years ago? What changed?"
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