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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

 Stories 
Distinction  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master was strolling with some of his disciples along the bank of a river. He said, "See how the fish keep darting about wherever they please. That's what they really enjoy.
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Enthusiasm  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To the woman who complained that riches hadn't made her happy the Master said, "You speak as if luxury and comfort were ingredients of happiness; whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear, is something to be enthusiastic about."
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Get Rid of Fear  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"How shall I rid myself of fear?"
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Greatness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"The trouble with the world," said the Master with a sigh, "is that human beings refuse to grow up."
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Happiness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"I am in desperate need of help -- or I'll go crazy. We're living in a single room -- my wife, my children and my in-laws. So our nerves are on edge, we yell and scream at one another. The room is a hell."
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Ideology  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
A group of political activists were attempting to show the Master how their ideology would change the world.
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Immunization  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To everyone's surprise the Master seemed unenthusiatic about religious education for the young.
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Impoverishment  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
When a disciple came from a faraway country, the Master asked, "What are you seeking?"
"Enlightenment."
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Infinity  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
It was impossible to get the Master to speak of God or of things divine. "About God," he said, "we can only know that what we know is nothing."
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Insight  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The disciples were involved in a heated discussion on the cause of human suffering.
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