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Paying Double For Camels

A camel dealer reached a village to sell fine animals at a very good price. Everyone bought one, except Mr. Hoosep. Some time later, the village received a visit from another dealer, with excellent camels, but they were much more expensive. This time, Hoosep bought some animals....
Beggar And The Guru – Wisdom Parable By Paulo Coelho

Beggar And The Guru

A baker wanted to get to know a great guru in his town a little better, so he invited him to dinner. The day before, the guru went to the bakery disguised as a beggar, picked a bread roll off the display and began to eat it. The baker saw this and tossed him out into the street...

Ninja Training

The Ninja warriors go to the field where some wheat has just been planted. Obeying the trainer's command, they jump over the places where the seeds were sown. Every day the Ninja warriors return to the field...

Too Shy To Dance

When I was an adolescent I envied the great ballerinos among the kids on the block, and pretended I had other things to do at parties -- like having a conversation. But in fact I was terrified of looking ridiculous, and because of that I would not risk a single step. Until one day a girl called Marcia called out to me in front of everybody: Come on! I said I did not like to dance, but she insisted. Everyone in the group was looking...

Where The Truth Is

Some disciples are always asking where the truth is, said Maal-El. So one day I decided to point in one direction, trying to show them how important it is to follow a path, and not just to think about it. Instead of looking in the direction I had pointed, the man who had asked the question...

The Older Sisters Question

When her brother was born, Sa-chi Gabriel begged her parents to leave her alone with the baby. They refused, fearing that, as with many four-year-olds, she was jealous and wanted to mistreat him....

Trying To Cheat Destiny

On his way to Galicia during the religious wars that ended with the Spanish expelling the Arabs from the Iberian peninsula, the Emperor Charlemagne's troops face a traitor. Before the battle, he prayed to Santiago, who revealed to him the names of 140 soldiers who would die in the fight...

The Best Warrior

The Ninja warriors go to the field where some wheat has just been planted. Obeying the trainer's command, they jump over the places where the seeds were sown. Every day the Ninja warriors return to the field. The seeds turn into buds, and the warriors jump over them. The buds turn into small plants, and the warriors jump over them...

Farm Work

The young man crossed the desert and finally reached the Sceta monastery. There he asked - and was given permission - to attend one of the abbot's talks. That afternoon the abbot spoke about the importance of farm work. When the talk came to an end, the young man commented to one of the monks: "That really impressed me. I thought that I was going to hear...

Which Way Is Best

When they asked Abbot Antonio if the path of sacrifice led to heaven, he answered: - There are two paths of sacrifice. The first is...