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The Ancestor's Bones – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Ancestor’s Bones

There was a king of Spain who was very proud of his ancestors, and who was known for his cruelty to the weak. One time, he was walking with his advisers across a field in Aragon, where - years before - he had lost his father during a battle, when he found a holy man searching a large pile of bones. " What are you doing there?" - asked the king...
The Kingdom of This World – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

The Kingdom of This World

An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of those times. "I envy such a saintly man, who is content with so little," said the ruler. "I envy Your Majesty, who is content with even less that I," responded the hermit...
Concentration – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho


After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer. The young man demonstrated remarkable technical proficiency when he hit a distant bull's eye on his first try, and then split that arrow with his second shot. "There," he said to the old man, "see if you can match that!" Undisturbed, the master did not draw his bow, but rather motioned for the young archer to follow him up the mountain...