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Buddha With A Black Nose - Buddhist Zen Story By Osho

Buddha With A Black Nose

A famous story about a Zen nun is: She had a beautiful golden Buddha, a very artistic, aesthetic statue of Buddha, made of pure...
Put Your Hands On The Top Of Your Heads - Zen Buddhist Story by Osho

Put Your Hands On The Top Of Your Heads

Behind a temple there was a field where a lot of squashes were ripening. One day a fight started. Now, you know, squashes are...
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...
Why Are You Here So Soon? – Spiritual Story By Richard Zowie

Why Are You Here So Soon?

Her hair was dark and curly, and she looked slender. She winced, a dimple appearing on her left cheek. I inherited that dimple and...
Can I Help – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Can I Help

As soon as he opened the church, a priest saw a woman come in, sit in the front pew and place her head between her hands. Two hours later, he noticed that the woman was still there, in the same position. Concerned, he decided to approach her...
I Know What Is Right – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

I Know What Is Right

A peasant was returning home when he saw a donkey in the field. I'm not just any donkey," said the animal. "I saw the messiah being born. I've lived for two thousand years and I am alive to give this testimony." Alarmed, the peasant ran to the church and told it to the parish priest...
Odessa Is Like That – Christian Story By Paulo Coelho

Odessa Is Like That

Catherine the Great received some boxes of freshly harvested oranges in the dead cold of winter. The note that came with it said they were from a distant port. The note said, 'See what we are capable of bringing to you? We need your help to grow even more.' Impressed, she sent a massive amount of money so that this port could develop further. However, the oranges had been brought from other countries through the Black Sea. Without telling lies, the note to the empress did not...
They Won't Let Me In – Christian Parable

They Won’t Let Me In

It was a beautiful Sunday morning. People were filling the church to its full capacity! As they entered, each were given a bulletin filled with announcements, topic of today's sermon, what songs they would sing and who to pray for. At the end of the line stood an older man. His clothes were filthy and you could tell that he had not bathed in days. His face was covered with whiskers...
Ordinary Just Isn't Enough – Christian Parable

Ordinary Just Isn’t Enough

For some time I've had a church member provide me with a rose boutonniere to pin on the lapel of my suit every Sunday. Because I always got a flower on Sunday morning, I really did not think much of it. It was a nice gesture that became routine. One Sunday, however, what I considered ordinary became very special. As I was leaving the Sunday service a young man approached and said...
Journey Home Book Prologue – Spiritual Story By Radhanath Swami

Journey Home Book Prologue

As I crawled out from the icy Himalayan water of the Bagmati River, I gazed at two heaps of ashes, one from a cremation pit and the other from a sacrificial fire. I was dressed in only a loincloth, and a cold wind chilled me to the bone. An intense longing gripped me. What was I doing here -- shivering, alone, nearly starving, and so far from home? Was all my searching to be in vain?