Mar 22 2009

Wisdom Stories – Introduction

Published by at 8:56 am under Stories

People are storytelling creatures. It’s not tools or technology that distinguish us from other beings. It is our stories. We tell stories to ourselves and each other. We know ourselves and the world through stories…


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The primary focus of the Poetry Chaikhana is, naturally, poetry; but you can’t dig very deep into the world’s sacred poetry without coming across some wonderful stories, as well. Just as Jesus famously taught in parables, spiritual teachers of every culture and clime have encoded their teachings into symbolic wisdom tales that both entertain and challenge the seeker to unravel their knots of meaning.

I’ve really come to love these wisdom stories, so I thought I’d to share some with you, along with my way of understanding the deeper meaning they impart. But remember, like a dream, there is not necessarily one single correct meaning or interpretation. The real truth they impart is what you discover in yourself as you uncover the story’s meaning. These stories are an invitation to self-discovery.

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3 Responses to “Wisdom Stories – Introduction”

  1. Triodítison 23 Mar 2009 at 10:06 am

    Hoy! I love this new track the Poetry Chaikhana is on!

    This is the way I prefer to do psychic readings, actually: through anecdotes, stories and quotes. I love this approach and I absolutely endorse its effectiveness in imparting information on multiple levels.

    Thank you once again, Ivan, for your willingness to step outside the box and present us with yet another wonderful approach to the mystic wisdom of the world.

    Blessed Be,

    –Triodítis

  2. mazhuron 25 Mar 2009 at 1:12 pm

    It’s a good idea but why restrict to stories from the Bible only. –how about Arabian Nights, Decameron, Droll stories, The Prince and Hindu classics?

  3. Ivan M. Grangeron 25 Mar 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Mazhur,
    I didn’t mean to imply I’d be selecting stories from the Bible. In fact, the first story I posted was from Rumi’s Mathnawi.
    Ivan

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