Original Stories


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...


May You Be Forgotten – Christian Story By Paulo Coelho

May You Be Forgotten

At the Sceta monastery, the abbot Lucas gathered the monks for the sermon. "May you never be remembered," he said. "What do you mean?" replied one of the brothers, "May our...


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...


Carrying A Cross – Spiritual Story By Paulo Coelho

Carrying A Cross

In a certain village in Umbria (Italy), there lived a man who was always bewailing his lot. He was a Christian, and found the weight of his cross too...


Earthquake! – Spiritual Story By Larry McNeely

Earthquake!

Did you ever experience a really strange feeling, but not know what that feeling was? That very thing happened to me (and probably to thousands or millions of...