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The Water Buffalo King - Buddhist Zen Story

The Water Buffalo King

A long time ago, there lived an extraordinary water buffalo king. He had a remarkably solemn demeanor, was very kind and gentle, abounding with...
A Poor Woman's Light Offering - Buddhist Zen Story

A Poor Woman’s Light Offering

During the Buddha's time, in the city of Sravasti there lived a poor woman named Nantuo. The only possessions she had were the clothes...
Requesting A Watermelon - Buddhist Zen Story

Requesting A Watermelon

One day, Shakyamuni Buddha went for a walk with two of his disciples, Mahakasyapa and Ananda. As noon was approaching, the group of three...
Seeing The Six-Realms From The Buddha’s Eye - Buddhist Zen Story

Seeing The Six-Realms From The Buddha’s Eye

Prince Siddhartha had attained enlightenment after 49 days of meditation under the bodhi tree. He used the Buddha-eye to observe the sentient beings’ karmic...
The Tale Of The Topknot Monk - Buddhist Zen Story

The Tale Of The Topknot Monk

A long time ago in a previous incarnation the Buddha was a monk with very, very long hair that he tied into a...
The Parrot Who Extinguished A Forest Fire - Buddhist Zen Story

The Parrot Who Extinguished A Forest Fire

The Buddha was teaching in a village and told the following story. Once a bamboo forest was on fire, and it spread quickly due...
Tale Of A Monkey - Buddhist Zen Story

Tale Of A Monkey

Once upon a time in a mountain, there lived a monkey who had great strength and wisdom, and a heart full of kindness. One...
The Tale Of the White Elephant - Buddhist Zen Story

The Tale Of the White Elephant

In a forest long ago there was a white elephant king with six tusks who led a herd of 500 elephants. The white elephant...
The Story Of Deer Park - Buddhist Zen Story

The Story Of Deer Park

Once upon a time, there lived this Deer King, tall and handsome, with furs that glowed five colors. He and his herd of...
The Story Of Two Swans - Buddhist Fables

The Story Of Two Swans

Once there lived myriad swans in the Manasa Lake in the Himalayas. When swarmed together they looked like the darting grove of lotuses. When...