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In The Realm Of Yamaraja - Buddhist Zen Story

In The Realm Of Yamaraja

THERE was a Brahman, a religious man and fond in his affections but without deep wisdom. He had a son of great promise,...
In Search Of A Thief - Buddhist Zen Story

In Search Of A Thief

HAVING sent out his disciples, the Blessed One himself wandered from place to place till he reached Uruvela. On his way he sat...
The Marriage-Feast In Jambunada - Buddhist Zen Story

The Marriage-Feast In Jambunada

THERE was a man in Jambunada who was to be married the next day, and he thought, "Would that the Buddha, the Blessed...
Vasavadatta The Courtesan - Buddhist Zen Story

Vasavadatta, The Courtesan

THERE was a courtesan in Mathura named Vasavadatta. She happened to see Upagutta, one of Buddha's disciples, a tall and beautiful youth, and...
The Despot Cured - Buddhist Zen Story

The Despot Cured

KING BRAHMADATTA happened to see a beautiful woman, the wife of a Brahman merchant and, conceiving a passion for her ordered a precious...
The Hungry Dog - Buddhist Zen Story

The Hungry Dog

THERE was a great king who oppressed his people and was hated by his subjects; yet when the Tathagatha came into his kingdom,...
The Peacemaker - Buddhist Zen Story

The Peacemaker

IT is reported that two kingdoms were on the verge of war for the possession of a certain embankment which was disputed by...
The Woman At the Well - Buddhist Zen Story

The Woman At the Well

ANANDA, the favorite disciple of the Buddha, having been sent by the Lord on a mission, passed by a well near a village,...
The Outcast - Buddhist Zen Story

The Outcast

WHEN Bhagavat dwelt at Savatthi in the Jetavana, he went out with his alms-bowl to beg for food and approached the house of...
The Sower - Buddhist Zen Story

The Sower

BHARADVAJA, a wealthy Brahman farmer, was celebrating his harvest-thanksgiving when the Blessed One came with his alms-bowl, begging for food. Some of the...