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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...
Hard Times – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Hard Times

A man was selling oranges in the middle of a road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He put some signs along the road and spent the whole day praising the flavor of his wares. Everyone bought from him and the man thrived. With the money he placed more signs on the road and began to sell more fruit. Business was growing fast when one day his son...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Who Is The Most Powerful Master – Zen Buddhist Story By Paulo Coelho

Who Is The Most Powerful Master

One of Yu's disciples was talking to a disciple of Rinzai: My master is a man capable of doing miracles, that is why he is respected by all his pupils. I have seen him do things far beyond our capabilities. And your master? What great miracles can he do?
Donkey Dies of Exhaustion – Sufi Parable By Paulo Coelho

Donkey Dies of Exhaustion

Nasrudin decided to go in search of some new meditation techniques. He saddled his donkey, went to India, China and Mongolia, talked to the great masters, but found nothing. He heard tell of a wise man in Nepal: he journeyed there, but as he was climbing the mountain to meet him, his donkey died of exhaustion. Nasrudin buried him there and then, and wept sadly. Someone passed by and commented...