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You Have A Staff And Yet You Don't Have A Staff - Spiritual Story by Osho

You Have A Staff And Yet You Don’t Have A Staff

ZEN MASTER: "I have here a staff, and yet I don't have a staff. How would you explain that?" Jewish novice: "I wouldn't!" Master: "Now, don't...
The False Has All Arguments In Its Favor - Spiritual Story by Osho

The False Has All Arguments In Its Favor

There is a wall between heaven and hell. God was very disturbed because the wall had not been repaired for centuries and He wanted...
The Divine Power of Forgiveness - Wisdom Parable By Atul Sharma

The Divine Power of Forgiveness

A rich father-in-law gave his poor son-in-law three lacs rupees to start a business. The business flourished but it brought a flood of greed...
The Boy Who Talked To A Seagull – Spiritual Story By Sandy Elstone

The Boy Who Talked To A Seagull

The Boy was unusual. He had always thought this, but he was only just beginning to figure out the hows and whys of it. He had always been sensitive. Even now, as he stared out to sea across the great sweep of the Bay, he felt that he had the answers to things that most boys didn't even have questions for. For example, this rock he was currently perched on - several million years old probably...
The Panhandler's Box – Spiritual Story By Matthew Joyce

The Panhandler’s Box

Once there was a panhandler who sat on a street corner begging for spare change from passersby. Every day he sat on the curb with a ripped and tattered cardboard sign on which he had scrawled "Help. Please." He held out his sign to one and all, while at his feet lay a black bowler hat into which they might place a coin or a bill. If people were generous he was sometimes able to beg enough for a hearty meal within a few hours. But if people were stingy...
John And The Visions Of Hell – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

John And The Visions Of Hell

Perhaps Jesus sent some of His apostles to Hell to save souls," said John, even in the worst of torments, not all is lost." The idea surprises me. We are chatting in one of the few bars in Los Angeles. John is a...
Lesson from a Terrapin – Spiritual Story

Lesson from a Terrapin

There was a boy who found a terrapin, more commonly known as a turtle. He started to examine it but the turtle pulled in its head and closed its shell like a vice. The boy was upset and he picked up a stick to try to pry it open. The boy's uncle saw all this and remarked, No, that's not the way! In fact, you may kill the turtle...
Cleaning Lady – Spiritual Story By Unknown

Cleaning Lady

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: 'What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?' Surely this was some kind of joke...
The Tree of Life – Spiritual Story By Peter M. Espiña Jr.

The Tree of Life

Somewhere in time, in the farthest region of Southeast Asia there was a small village where an old farmer lives. His name was Ripat. He was a virtuous man. Ripat used to plant vegetables, corns, bananas, pineapples, and coconut trees in his farm. One day, Ripat left his house and went to a neighboring village to help plant trees following the municipal order of the mayor. Before he left his place he took the seed of...
Turtle Soup – Spiritual Story By Jo Leonard

Turtle Soup

We were an irrefutable Soul clump, a group of spiritual adventurers searching for a way to touch the hem of God. Every other month or so, we would gather from various New York State cities and towns to meet at a friend's home on the Hudson River. What was once a way station for passing cargo boats was now a...