Our memories create the filter of prejudice that distorts all that we hear. So what we hear is often not what is said.
The idea of measurement is a key theme in Hindu mythology: three measures of man are not quite the three measures of God.
Following habits of successful leaders only makes us pretenders.
A sorcerer once requested the legendary King Vikramaditya of Ujjain to fetch him a Vetal or ghost that hung upside down, like a bat, from the branches of a tree that stood in the middle of a crematorium.
The woodcutters were impressed by the tree’s wisdom. They realized it was the Bodhisattva, the compassionate one, whose stories are compiled in the Jatakas.