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In Moses's Footsteps – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

In Moses’s Footsteps

Rabbi Zuya wanted to discover the mysteries of life. He therefore resolved to imitate the life of Moses. For years, he tried to behave like the prophet - without ever achieving the results he hoped for. One night, tired of so much study, he fell into a deep sleep. God appeared in his dream...
Knowing How To Listen to Insults – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Knowing How To Listen to Insults

In a kingdom of Arabia lived a queen called Layla. Her wisdom illuminated the land like the sun, her beauty blinded men, and her wealth was greater than any of her subjects. One morning, her chief advisor asked to see her, and said: Great queen Layla! You are the wisest, most beautiful and wealthiest women in the world. But I have heard unpleasant things; some people laugh at or complain about your decisions. Why, in spite of all you have done for your subjects, are they still not content?
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...
What We Have – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

What We Have

A wise man arrived at the village of Akbar and the people lent no importance to him. Except for a small group of young people, the wise man was of no interest to anyone; on the contrary, he became a object of irony for the inhabitants of the city...
Crowns on the Torah – Jewish Story By Paulo Coelho

Crowns on the Torah

When Moses ascended to Heaven to write a certain part of the Bible, the Almighty asked him to place small crowns on some letters of the Torah. Moses said: Master of the Universe, why draw these crowns? God answered: Because one hundred generations from now a man called Akiva will...
Conversation In Heaven – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Conversation In Heaven

Abd Mubarak was on his way to Mecca when one night he dreamed that he was in heaven and heard two angels having a conversation. "How many pilgrims came to the holy city this year?" one of them asked. "Six hundred thousand", answered the other. "And how many of them had their pilgrimage accepted?" "None of them. However...
Beggar and the Monk – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Beggar and the Monk

A monk was meditating in the desert when a beggar came up to him and said: I need to eat. The monk -- who was almost reaching the point of perfect harmony with the spiritual world -- did not answer. I need to eat, insisted the beggar. Go to the town and ask someone else. Can't you see that you are bothering me? I am trying to...
Condemning One's Brother – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Condemning One’s Brother

Abbot Isaac of Thebes was in the patio of the monastery praying when he saw one of the monks commit a sin. Furious, he interrupted his prayers and condemned the sinner. That night he was prevented from returning to his cell by an angel who said to him...