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The Begging Monks - Buddhist Zen Story

The Begging Monks

A group of hermits who went around seeking aims were once subjected to greed, and thought, “Why do we need to work hard at...
The Story Of Mahabodhi - Buddhist Zen Story

The Story Of Mahabodhi

Mahabodhi, the wise scholar, was a reincarnation of the Bodhisattva. He became an advisor to the king, who treated him with great respect. Seeing...
The Power Of Devotion - Buddhist Zen Story

The Power Of Devotion

Once upon a time, the Bodhisattva was born as a Kinnara or celestial musician. During summers, he would come down to the plains on...
The Compassionate Deer - Buddhist Zen Story

The Compassionate Deer

The Bodhisattva was once born a Sarabha, a kind of forest deer, with the strength of a lion and the wisdom of a man....
The Teacher And The Student - Buddhist Zen Story

The Teacher And The Student

Once, the Bodhisattva was born as Karandiya, a young Brahmin studying under a renowned teacher in Takshila. The teacher had a habit of preaching...
The Power Of Generosity - Buddhist Zen Story

The Power Of Generosity

Once there lived a rich man who was famous for his charitable acts. He always gave alms to the poor. A poor hermit happened...
The Foolish Son - Buddhist Zen Story

The Foolish Son

Once, in the city of Vaisali there lived a royal barber who was a devoted follower of the Buddha. One day, he took his...
The Value Of Forbearance -Buddhist Zen Story

The Value Of Forbearance

The sentries of King Kalabu reported to the King that his queen was in the company of an ascetic. Hearing this, the King flew...
Gains Of An Ascetic - Buddhist Zen Story

Gains Of An Ascetic

Once upon a time, the Bodhisattva was born as a famous teacher of the Vedas. Nearly five hundred pupils were his disciples. One day,...
The Missing Necklace - Buddhist Zen Story

The Missing Necklace

One day, the chief queen of King Brahmadatta wished to swim in the lake in the royal garden and left her jewelry with the...