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Dervish and the Money – Spiritual Story By James Fadiman and Robert Frager

Dervish and the Money

A dervish was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the dervish's devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered the drevish a bag of gold. I know you will use the money for God's sake. Please take it. Just a moment, the dervish replied. I'm not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you...
Being the Change – Spiritual Story By Jason Randhawa

Being the Change

Throughout his entire life, Ozwald was considered to be a sage by most of the people who knew him. Although he was a very introverted kid, even from an early age he was regarded as being wise beyond his physical years. He was introverted because of the many inner connections he felt with nature and the entire universe. The young boy was fortunate enough to...
True Satisfaction – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

True Satisfaction

A Quaker had this sign put on a vacant piece of land next to his home: "THIS LAND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE WHO IS TRULY SATISFIED." A wealthy farmer who was riding by, stopped to read the sign and said to himself...
Donkey Dies of Exhaustion – Sufi Parable By Paulo Coelho

Donkey Dies of Exhaustion

Nasrudin decided to go in search of some new meditation techniques. He saddled his donkey, went to India, China and Mongolia, talked to the great masters, but found nothing. He heard tell of a wise man in Nepal: he journeyed there, but as he was climbing the mountain to meet him, his donkey died of exhaustion. Nasrudin buried him there and then, and wept sadly. Someone passed by and commented...
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?
Natural Order – Buddhist Story By Paulo Coelho

Natural Order

A very wealthy man asked a Zen master for a text which would always remind him how happy he was with his family. The Zen master took some parchment and, in beautiful calligraphy, wrote: "The father dies. The son dies. The grandson dies." "What?" said the furious rich man...
It All Seems So Obvious – Jewish Parable By Paulo Coelho

It All Seems So Obvious

Rabbi Ben Zoma was asked: "Who is wise?" "He who always finds something to learn from others," said the Rabbi. "Who is strong?" "The man who is capable of...
The Greedy Sons – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

The Greedy Sons

There was once a hard-working and generous farmer who had several idle and greedy sons. On his deathbed he told them that the would find his treasure if they were to dig in a certain field. As soon as the old man was dead, the sons hurried to the fields, which they dug up from one end to another, and with increasing desperation and concentration when they did not find the gold in the place indicated.
Message From the Beyond – Spiritual Story By Corinne Edwards

Message From the Beyond

She had been a great beauty in her time. After a failed marriage and the disintegration of her relationship with her only son, she had several relationships with very wealthy men. She was a gorgeous "trophy" girlfriend. They took her to exclusive restaurants - and all over the world, staying in the finest hotels, sailing on the most luxurious ships and bought her jewels, clothes -- gave her money and anything else she wanted. When I met Lee she was far beyond her prime...
Two Kinds of Food – Spiritual Story By C.M. Kay

Two Kinds of Food

One day while travelling with a companion, Nanak took shelter in the house of a poor, low-caste Hindu carpenter named Lalo. He took a liking to Lalo and stayed with him for two weeks. Then he heard that people were gossiping. They said, "Nanak is a high-caste Hindu; why should he be staying with a low-caste man? It is not proper." One day a wealthy landlord of the neighborhood decided to give a big feast and to invite all the four castes of Hindus...