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The Kingdom of This World – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Kingdom of This World

An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of those times. "I envy such a saintly man, who is content with so little," said the ruler. "I envy Your Majesty, who is content with even less that I," responded the hermit...
Fetch Another Sort of Doctor – Christian Parable By Paulo Coelho

Fetch Another Sort of Doctor

A powerful monarch called a holy father - everyone said he had healing powers - to help him with his back ache. "God will help us," said the holy man. "But first let us understand the reason for these pains. I suggest Your Majesty confesses now, for confession makes men face up to their problems, and liberates much guilt." Annoyed at having to think about so many problems, the king said...
Concentration – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Concentration

After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer. The young man demonstrated remarkable technical proficiency when he hit a distant bull's eye on his first try, and then split that arrow with his second shot. "There," he said to the old man, "see if you can match that!" Undisturbed, the master did not draw his bow, but rather motioned for the young archer to follow him up the mountain...