Parables


Working Very Hard

A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The...


A Useless Life - Buddhist Zen Story

A Useless Life

A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work the fields anymore. So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working the farm,...


Conditions Of Welfare - Buddhist Zen Story

Conditions Of Welfare

WHEN the Blessed One was residing on the mounted called Vulture’s Peak, near Rajagaha, Ajatasattu king of Magadha, who reigned in the place of Bimbisara, planned an attack on...


The Patient Elephant - Buddhist Zen Story

The Patient Elephant

WHILE the Blessed One was residing in the Jetavana, there was a householder living in Savatthi known to all his neighbors as patient and kind, but his relatives were...