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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

Realism

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

Motion

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

Understanding

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...
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...
Old Man on the Island – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Old Man on the Island

An old man had lived most of his life on what was considered to be one of the loveliest islands in the world. Now that he had returned to spend his retirement years in the big city, someone said to him...
True Satisfaction – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

True Satisfaction

A Quaker had this sign put on a vacant piece of land next to his home: "THIS LAND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE WHO IS TRULY SATISFIED." A wealthy farmer who was riding by, stopped to read the sign and said to himself...

King Pyrrhus of Epirus

King Pyrrhus of Epirus was approached by his friend Cyneas and asked, If you conquer Rome, what will you do next, sir? Pyrrhus replied, Sicily is next door and will be easy to take. And what shall we do after Sicily is taken? Then we will...