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The Ugly King - Buddhist Zen Story

The Ugly King

The Bodhisattva came to the earth as a king in one life. He was an ugly man. However, he was a pious and able...
God’s Punishment - Buddhist Zen Story

God’s Punishment

The Bodhisattva was once born as Nandiya, the monkey. His mother was old and blind. Nandiya was a dutiful son and lived with his...
The Value Of Kindness - Buddhist Zen Story

The Value Of Kindness

The golden deer named Rohanta was actually the Bodhisattva. He lived with his brother Chittamiga and sister Sutana near a lake. One day, Khema,...
Remembering The Promise - Buddhist Zen Story

Remembering The Promise

The Bodhisattva was once born as Junha, the son of King Brahmadatta of Benaras. One day, while walking down a road in Takshila where...
The Story Of Ruru - Buddhist Zen Story

The Story Of Ruru

Long ago, the Bodhisattva was born as a golden deer named Ruru. No other deer was as lovely as him. His golden body shone...
The Begging Monks - Buddhist Zen Story

The Begging Monks

A group of hermits who went around seeking aims were once subjected to greed, and thought, “Why do we need to work hard at...
The Story Of Mahabodhi - Buddhist Zen Story

The Story Of Mahabodhi

Mahabodhi, the wise scholar, was a reincarnation of the Bodhisattva. He became an advisor to the king, who treated him with great respect. Seeing...
The Power Of Devotion - Buddhist Zen Story

The Power Of Devotion

Once upon a time, the Bodhisattva was born as a Kinnara or celestial musician. During summers, he would come down to the plains on...
The Compassionate Deer - Buddhist Zen Story

The Compassionate Deer

The Bodhisattva was once born a Sarabha, a kind of forest deer, with the strength of a lion and the wisdom of a man....
The Teacher And The Student - Buddhist Zen Story

The Teacher And The Student

Once, the Bodhisattva was born as Karandiya, a young Brahmin studying under a renowned teacher in Takshila. The teacher had a habit of preaching...