Parables


Happiness - Buddhist Zen Story By Ani Tenzin Palmo

Happiness

“Once I was staying with my mother in London. At the time she was the housekeeper for a very wealthy Canadian who lived in a luxury flat just off...


You Spit I Bow - American Zen Story

You Spit, I Bow

The morning after Philip Kapleau and Professor Phillips arrived at Ryutakuji Monastery they were given a tour of the place by Abbot Soen Nakagawa. Both Americans had been heavily...


Economy Of Laughter - Sufi Story By Osho

Economy Of Laughter

Mulla Nasrudin listened very attentively while a stranger told a long story in the coffee-house. But the man spoke so indistinctly and muffed his punchline so badly that the...


The Other Side - Spiritual 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 front of him, he pondered...


The Burden - Buddhist Zen Story

The Burden

Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young...