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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

 Stories 
Pragmatism  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The disciple was planning her wedding banquet and declared that out of love for the poor she had gotten her family to go against convention by seating the poor guests at the head of the table and the rich guests at the door.
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Prejudice  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so," the Master said.
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Projection  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
Why is everyone here so happy except me?"
"Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master.
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Proportion  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
A visitor who was full of expectations was unimpressed by the commonplace words the Master addressed to him.
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Recklessness  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master always insisted that we must learn by ourselves - teach ourselves -- rather than depend on other people's authority.
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Recognition  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
As the Master grew old and infirm, the disciples begged him not to die. Said the Master, "If I did not go, how would you ever see?"
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Remote Control  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To a shy disciple who wanted to become self-confident the Master said, "You look for certainty in the eyes of others and you think that is self-confidence."
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Repression  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master had been on his deathbed in a coma for weeks. One day he suddenly opened his eyes to find his favorite disciple there. "You never leave my bedside, do you?" he said softly."No, Master. I cannot."
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Revolution  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
There were rules in the monastery, but the Master always warned against the tyranny of the law.
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Salvation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
"Is salvation obtained through action or through meditation?"
"Through neither. Salvation comes from seeing."
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