Parables


Two Ascetics - Buddhist Zen Story

Two Ascetics

The Bodhisattva was once born as the king of Gandhara. One day, he saw the lunar eclipse and realized the futility of his kingly life. So he became an...


True Love - Buddhist Zen Story

True Love

The Bodhisattva came back once as the God of Birds, Garuda. He changed his form to a handsome young man and often played dice with the king of Benaras...


One Grey Hair - Buddhist Zen Story

One Grey Hair

Many moons ago the Bodhisattva, the Enlightened being, was born as King Makhadeva. The king had already lived for eighty-four years and had many more years to live, when...


The Quail - Buddhist Zen Story

The Quail

The Bodhisattva was once born as a young quail who lived with his family in a well protected grass nest. Every morning his parents would go out to fetch...