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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...
The Singing Tree of Soria – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Singing Tree Of Soria

A reader of my books met me at an afternoon book-signing in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. You always speak of symbols," she tells me, I want to show you a symbol that you have never seen." The next day she picks me up at my hotel...
Shoes – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Shoes

Right after the fall of communism, a Belgian company sent two representatives to look into the feasibility of selling their products in Russia. Two different reports were received...
The Truly Devout – Sufi Story By Paulo Coelho

The Truly Devout

Abu Sari owned a haberdashery in the middle of the main market in the city. He spent all day selling, buying and bargaining with the customers. But every afternoon he drew a cloth curtain in a corner of his shop around himself and prayed. One afternoon...
Seagull and the Mouse – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Seagull and the Mouse

A seagull was flying over a beach in the Black Sea when it saw a mouse. It swooped down from the skies and asked the rodent, "Where are your wings?" Each of them spoke a different language, and the mouse did not understand what the seagull said, but did notice that the animal standing before it had two big strange things emerging from its body. It must suffer from some disease, whispered the mouse....
The Beloved Man – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Beloved Man

A Siberian shaman asked God to show him a man that He loved. The Lord advised him to look for a certain farmer. "What do you do to make the Lord love you so much?" the shaman asked the farmer when he found him. "I say His name in the morning. I work all day and say His name before going to sleep. That's all," the farmer replied. I think I found the wrong man, thought the shaman....
Moses Parts the Waters – Christian Story By Paulo Coelho

Moses Parts the Waters

Sometimes we get used to what we see in the movies, and end up forgetting the true story, a friend said to once while we were looking at the port of Miami, remember the Ten Commandments? Of course I remembered...
Talking With the Devil – Christian Story By Paulo Coelho

Talking With the Devil

The man is admiring the sunset on a beautiful beach, beside his wife, enjoying well-deserved holidays. Everything seems absolutely in place, when all of a sudden, from the bottom of his heart there comes a nice, friendly voice that asks him a difficult question: "Are you happy?" "Yes, I am," he answers. "Then look around you carefully." "Who are you?" "I am the devil. And you can't be happy, because...
Sincere Repentance – Zen Buddhist Story By Paulo Coelho

Sincere Repentance

The monk Chu Lai was beaten by a teacher who did not believe anything he said. However, the professor's wife was a follower of Chu Lai, and demanded that her husband had to apologize to him. Displeased, but without the courage to deny his wife, the man...

Changing Attitude

"Over the course of one year, give a coin to each person who offends or upsets you," instructed the abbot of a young man who wanted people to follow a spiritual path. For the next twelve months, a boy gave a coin to each person who offended of upset him, as he was instructed. At the end of the year, he...