Tag: Anthony de Mello


Lulu's Insanity – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Lulu’s Insanity

A visitor to an insane asylum found one of the inmates rocking back and forth in a chair cooing repeatedly in a soft, contented manner, Lulu, Lulu... What's this man's...


Damned Devotee – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

Damned Devotee

The devotee knelt to be initiated into discipleship. The guru whispered the sacred mantra into his ear, warning him not to reveal it to anyone. What will happen if...


Nagarjuna and the Thief – Zen Buddhist Parable By Anthony de Mello

Nagarjuna and the Thief

The great Buddhist saint Nagarjuna moved around naked except for a loincloth and, incongruously, a golden begging bowl gifted to him by the King, who was his disciple. One night...


Best Tea In Japan – Zen Buddhist Story By Anthony de Mello

Best Tea In Japan

There was a group of elderly gentlemen in Japan who would meet to exchange news and drink tea. One of their diversions was to search for costly varieties...


A Gift of Pearls – Spiritual Story By Anthony de Mello

A Gift of Pearls

The guru sat in meditation on the riverbank when a disciple bent down to place two enormous pearls at his feet, a token of reverence and devotion. The guru opened...