Peace, Persistence and Renunciation: Two Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Building and Destroying: The Mother’s Story about Thiruvalluvar
Of Ceramics, Sannyāsa and More: Tales of Perseverance
The Virtues – A Gratitude Story Told by the Mother
Japanese Flower-artist: A timeless story retold in multiple languages
During her stay in Japan from 1916 to 1920 the Mother translated and adapted some stories written by F. J. Gould. Her versions, written in French and first published as Belles Histoires, later appeared in English translation as Tales of All Times. The Mother explained that these stories were written for children “to discover themselves and follow a path of right and beauty.” The timeless nature of these stories make them equally appealing to grown-ups, or shall we say, to all who aspire to be truly a child of the Mother. In this issue, we are retelling a story titled ‘Modesty’ in multiple languages.