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Conditions Of Welfare - Buddhist Zen Story

Conditions Of Welfare

WHEN the Blessed One was residing on the mounted called Vulture's Peak, near Rajagaha, Ajatasattu king of Magadha, who reigned in the place...
The Patient Elephant - Buddhist Zen Story

The Patient Elephant

WHILE the Blessed One was residing in the Jetavana, there was a householder living in Savatthi known to all his neighbors as patient...
The Sick Bhikkhu - Buddhist Zen Story

The Sick Bhikkhu

AN old bhikkhu of a surly disposition was afflicted with a loathsome disease the sight and smell of which was so nauseating that...
Walking On Water - Buddhist Zen Story

Walking On Water

SOUTH of Savatthi is a great river, on the banks of which lay a hamlet of five hundred houses. Thinking of the salvation...
The Mustard Seed - Buddhist Zen Story

The Mustard Seed

THERE was a rich man who found his gold suddenly transformed into ashes; and he took to his bed and refused all food....
In The Realm Of Yamaraja - Buddhist Zen Story

In The Realm Of Yamaraja

THERE was a Brahman, a religious man and fond in his affections but without deep wisdom. He had a son of great promise,...
In Search Of A Thief - Buddhist Zen Story

In Search Of A Thief

HAVING sent out his disciples, the Blessed One himself wandered from place to place till he reached Uruvela. On his way he sat...
The Marriage-Feast In Jambunada - Buddhist Zen Story

The Marriage-Feast In Jambunada

THERE was a man in Jambunada who was to be married the next day, and he thought, "Would that the Buddha, the Blessed...
Vasavadatta The Courtesan - Buddhist Zen Story

Vasavadatta, The Courtesan

THERE was a courtesan in Mathura named Vasavadatta. She happened to see Upagutta, one of Buddha's disciples, a tall and beautiful youth, and...
The Despot Cured - Buddhist Zen Story

The Despot Cured

KING BRAHMADATTA happened to see a beautiful woman, the wife of a Brahman merchant and, conceiving a passion for her ordered a precious...