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Great Gift - Buddhist Zen Story

Great Gift

The Bodhisattva was once born as a king-hearted prince named Great Gift. One day, the prince went to a nearby village and saw the...
Wrong Friends - Buddhist Zen Story

Wrong Friends

The Bodhisattva was once born as the leader of the iguanas and lived with his family in the forest. He had a young son...
Good To All - Buddhist Zen Story

Good To All

Once, the Bodhisattva was born as Brahmadatta, the king of Benaras. In the neighbouring kingdom, there ruled Mallika, another famous king. One day, both...
Two Ascetics - Buddhist Zen Story

Two Ascetics

The Bodhisattva was once born as the king of Gandhara. One day, he saw the lunar eclipse and realized the futility of his kingly...
True Love - Buddhist Zen Story

True Love

The Bodhisattva came back once as the God of Birds, Garuda. He changed his form to a handsome young man and often played dice...
The Mischievous Monkey - Buddhist Zen Story

The Mischievous Monkey

At another time, The Bodhisattva came to the earth as a hermit. He lived in a leaf hut on a mountain and went every...
One Grey Hair - Buddhist Zen Story

One Grey Hair

Many moons ago the Bodhisattva, the Enlightened being, was born as King Makhadeva. The king had already lived for eighty-four years and had many...
The Devoted Son - Buddhist Zen Story

The Devoted Son

A long time back, The Bodhisattva was once born as a very pious boy named Saput. He was a very devoted son and took...
The Quail - Buddhist Zen Story

The Quail

The Bodhisattva was once born as a young quail who lived with his family in a well protected grass nest. Every morning his parents...
Passing The Test - Buddhist Zen Story

Passing The Test

The Bodhisattva was once born as the son of a learned Brahmin and was sent to a teacher for education as was the custom...