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Nobody Believes – Zen Parable By Paulo Coelho

Nobody Believes

Legend has it that right after his Enlightenment, Buddha decided to go for a walk in the country. On the way he came upon a farmer, who was impressed at the light shining from the master. My friend, who are you? asked the farmer. Because I...
The Daisy and Selfishness – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Daisy and Selfishness

"I am a daisy in a field of daisies," thought the flower. "Amidst others, it is impossible to notice my beauty." An angel heard what she was thinking and commented: But you are so pretty! I want to be the only one! In order not to hear any complaints, the angel...
After the Deluge – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

After the Deluge

At the end of the forty days of deluge, Noah came out of the ark. He was filled with hope, but all he found outside was death and destruction. Noah protested: Almighty God, if You knew the future, why did You create man? Just for the pleasure of punishing him?
Does The Master Not Suffer With Bad Disciples – Sufi Story By Paulo Coelho

Does The Master Not Suffer With Bad Disciples

A disciple asked Firoz: The mere presence of a master causes all sorts of curious people to gather round, to discover something beneficial. Can't this be a hindrance and negative? Can't this divert the master from his path, or cause him to suffer because he could not teach that which he wished? Firoz, the Sufi master, replied...
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...
Three Precise Blows – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Three Precise Blows

How can I know the best way to act in life? the disciple asked the master. The master asked him to build a table. The disciple drove in the nails with three precise blows. One nail, however...
Centipede and the Wise One – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Centipede and the Wise One

The centipede decided to ask the wise man of the forest, a monkey, the best remedy for the pain in his legs. That's rheumatism," said the monkey. "You have...
Where The Truth Is – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

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 started examining my finger, trying to...
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...
Children and Prayers – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Children and Prayers

A protestant priest, having started a family, no longer had any peace for his prayers. One night, when he knelt down, he was disturbed by the children in the living room. Have the children keep quiet! he shouted. His startled wife obeyed. Thereafter, whenever the priest came home, they all...