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Four Holy Men From Four Different Religions - Buddhist Zen Story

Four Holy Men From Four Different Religions

In four caves in the district of Gaya, four holy men lived. They belonged to four different religions. One was a Hindu, the second...
King And A Scholar In Delusion - Buddhist Zen Story

King And A Scholar In Delusion

There was once a court scholar who was very intelligent and though well versed in the scriptures did not lead his life according to...
Six Blind Men Who Come To Find Out What An Elephant Is - Buddhist Zen Story

Six Blind Men Who Come To Find Out What An Elephant...

Six blind men once went to find out what an elephant is. The first blind man touched the legs of the elephant, being a...
Be A Lion Not A Dog - Buddhist Zen Story

Be A Lion Not A Dog

Dada Vaswani when he was a small boy saw a monk sitting near and asked him to give him some wisdom. The monk advised "My...
Only Experience (Direct Knowledge) Can Remove Pain - Buddhist Zen Story

Only Experience (Direct Knowledge) Can Remove Pain

There was a guru, he had a disciple. The disciple had never seen a cow nor had he tasted the milk, he had read...
Cliffhanger - Buddhist Zen Story

Cliffhanger

One day while walking through the wilderness a man stumbled upon a vicious tiger. He ran but soon came to the edge of a...
It Will Pass - Buddhist Zen Story

It Will Pass

A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly...
Moving Mind - Buddhist Zen Story

Moving Mind

Two men were arguing about a flag flapping in the wind. “It’s the wind that is really moving,” stated the first one. “No, it is...
Time To Die - Buddhist Zen Story

Time To Die

Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break...
The Other Side - Buddhist Zen Story

The Other Side

One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in...