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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...
Reflections In a Lake – Christian Story By Paulo Coelho

Reflections In a Lake

Cain and Abel came to the banks of an enormous lake. They had never seen anything like it. "There's something inside it," said Abel, looking into the water, not knowing that it was his reflection. Cain noticed the same thing, and...
The Ancestor's Bones – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Ancestor’s Bones

There was a king of Spain who was very proud of his ancestors, and who was known for his cruelty to the weak. One time, he was walking with his advisers across a field in Aragon, where - years before - he had lost his father during a battle, when he found a holy man searching a large pile of bones. " What are you doing there?" - asked the king...
Concentration – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho


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...