As Told by Swami Satchidananda
The tales presented here are all drawn from the Hindu tradition and at the end of every tale is a short, pithy lesson about what the tale teaches.
For example, after the tale “The Wedding Guest,” Swami Satchidananda writes: “Often we judge others in a very superficial way. . . . Real beauty comes from purity of heart, from a well-balanced mind that shows no bias. We should develop that inner cosmic beauty and no depend on the cosmetic beauty.” The lesson at the end of “Two Stones” reads: “God is like a sculptor; he is trying to bring out the beautiful part in you. Even if the process hurts sometimes, be patient and persevere. In the end, you will come out shining.”