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A Unique New Year Gift – Spiritual Story By Malvika

A Unique New Year Gift

It was 1st January, the first day of the year and a holiday for me. What luck! I started by thinking of getting the bank work out of the way. The bank person, an elderly gentleman with white beard, was as usual curt to my polite Happy New Year. He nodded and I sat in front of him. Minutes passed and nothing happened...
I Thought I'd Call – Spiritual Story By Malladi

I Thought I’d Call

There is a story about a New York City policeman investigating a case. Even before he finished dialing, he somehow knew he'd made a mistake. The phone rang once, twice -- then someone picked it up. "You've got the wrong number!" a husky male voice snapped before the line went dead. Mystified, the policeman dialed again. "I said you got the wrong number!" came the voice. Once more the phone clicked down...
The Devil's Dreams – Spiritual Story By Steven Aitchison

The Devil’s Dreams

The street lights barley lit the empty, darkened road as yet another human slowly walked, looking around him wondering why he was there. Rows and rows of buildings with black doors lined the road. And then he appeared, the Devil, dressed in a black suit, black shining shoes and a smile as wide as the Golden Gate. "What is this place?" asked the human
How to Do What I Want – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

How to Do What I Want

As soon as he dies, Juan found himself in a very beautiful place surrounded by all the comforts and beauty he had ever dreamed of. Someone dressed in white came up to him: You are...
The Spoons of Heaven and Hell – Spiritual Story

The Spoons of Heaven and Hell

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like. "The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were...
Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee – Spiritual Story

Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one would pop up. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and...
In Search of Truth – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

In Search of Truth

The devil was talking to his friends when they noticed a man walking along a road. They watched him pass and saw that he bent down to pick something up. "What did he find?" asked one of the friends. "A piece of Truth," answered the devil. The friends were very concerned. After all, a piece of Truth might save that man's soul - one less in Hell. But the devil remained unmoved, gazing at the...
Condemning One's Brother – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Condemning One’s Brother

Abbot Isaac of Thebes was in the patio of the monastery praying when he saw one of the monks commit a sin. Furious, he interrupted his prayers and condemned the sinner. That night he was prevented from returning to his cell by an angel who said to him...
A Man And His Dog – Spiritual Story

A Man And His Dog

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them...
Heaven and Hell – Zen Parable By Paulo Coelho

Heaven and Hell

A violent samurai who was known for picking fights for no reason at all arrived at the door of a Zen monastery and asked to speak to the master. Without a moment's hesitation, Ryokan came out to meet him. "They say that intelligence is more powerful than strength," said the samurai. "I wonder if you could explain to me the meaning of heaven and hell." Riokan...