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Anthony de Mello Story And Biography

Anthony de Mello Story And Biography

Anthony de Mello Life Story Overview Anthony de Mello was an Indian psychotherapist and Jesuit priest. He was also a public speaker, writer, and spiritual...
Learning the Trade – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Learning the Trade

Noticing that his father was growing old, the son of a burglar said, Father, teach me your trade so that when you retire I may carry on the family tradition. The father did not reply but that night he took the boy along with him to break into a house. Once inside, he opened a closet and asked his son to find out what was inside. No sooner had the lad stepped in tan the father slammed the door shut and bolted it, making such a noise in the process that the whole house was awakened. Then he...
Realism – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello


A gambler once said to the Master, I was caught cheating at cards yesterday, so my partners beat me up and threw me out of the window. What would you advise me to do? The Master...
Motion – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello


To the disciples who were always asking for words of wisdom the Master said, Wisdom is not expressed in words. It reveals itself in action. But...
Understanding – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello


How shall I get the grace of never judging my neighbor? Through prayer. Then why have I not found it yet? Because you haven't...
Buddha Is Abused – Zen Parable By Anthony de Mello

Buddha Is Abused

Buddha seemed quite unruffled by the insults hurled at him by a visitor. When his disciples later asked him what the secret of his serenity was, he said...
Buddha Threatened By Death – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Buddha Threatened By Death

Buddha was once threatened with death by a bandit called Angulimal. "Then be good enough to fulfill my dying wish," said Buddha...
Lulu's Insanity – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Lulu’s Insanity

A visitor to an insane asylum found one of the inmates rocking back and forth in a chair cooing repeatedly in a soft, contented manner, Lulu, Lulu... What's this man's problem? he asked the doctor. Lulu. She was a woman who...
Damned Devotee – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Damned Devotee

The devotee knelt to be initiated into discipleship. The guru whispered the sacred mantra into his ear, warning him not to reveal it to anyone. What will happen if I do? asked the devotee. Said the guru, Anyone you reveal the mantra to will be liberated from the bondage of ignorance and suffering, but you yourself will be excluded from discipleship and suffer damnation....
Dog and the Cod Liver Oil – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Dog and the Cod Liver Oil

A man began to give large doses of cod-liver oil to his Doberman because he had been told that the stuff was good for dogs. Each day he would hold the head of the protesting dog between his knees, force its jaws open, and pour the liquid down its throat. One day the dog broke loose and...