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Everything Changes - Buddhist Zen Story

Everything Changes

"Suzuki Roshi, I've been listening to your lectures for years," a student said during the question and answer time following...
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...
Wastefulness Is Bad - Buddhist Zen Story

Wastefulness Is Bad

Once there lived a very rich man who did not know the value of money. He lived such a wasteful life that the drainage...
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...
Heaven And Hell - Buddhist Zen Story

Heaven And Hell

Once, the Buddha appeared in the dream of a little boy and took him along to show heaven and hell. They entered a hall...