Thursday Satsang Via Zoom: “Storytime” with Michael Smith – December 3, 2020
Thursday Satsang Via Zoom – December 3, 2020
“Storytime” with Michael Smith
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Stories with Michael Smith
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One of the most instructive and powerful ways that wisdom is communicated is through stories. Think of the folk tales, fairy tales and fables we heard as children – our cultural heritage – that have become part of personal fund of knowledge. Think of the aphorisms and metaphors that are part and parcel of our day-to-day communication with others. Think of Jesus’ parables in the Bible.
Swami Rama and Swami Veda told hundreds of teaching stories that were passed on to them from their parents and their teachers, the ancient texts, and the Indian folk lore of the Puranas,the Mahabharata, the Dhamapada, and the Jataka Tales. Swami Veda was a storyteller par excellence, and Indian culture is filled to brim with inspiring stories —that are a joy to share and a joy to hear.
After the “CHUDALA and SHIKHIDVAJA” from the Yoga Vasishtha, the stories now will be much shorter, but they will be very powerful stories with lots of things to contemplate in terms of how they apply to one’s daily life. So, after each story there will be a chance for us to share our insight.