Tag: Buddhist Zen Stories


Where The Truth Is – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Where The Truth Is

"Some disciples are always asking where the truth is," said Maal-El. "So one day I decided to point in one direction, trying to show them how important it is...


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,...


Work in the Field – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Work in the Field

A young man crossed the desert and finally came to the monastery of Scete. There, he asked to hear one of the abbot's lectures - and was granted permission. That...


Heaven and Hell – Zen Parable By Paulo Coelho

Heaven and Hell

A violent samurai who was known for picking fights for no reason at all arrived at the door of a Zen monastery and asked to speak to the master. Without...


Gift of Insults – Zen Buddhist Parable

Gift of Insults

There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land and many students...


Destiny – Zen Buddhist Story

Destiny

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with...


Nothing Exists – Buddhist Tale

Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku. Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and...