Parable of Opportunities and Time

      Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day....

Parable about Alexander the Great and Opportunity

Parable on Opportunity One day Alexander the Great was going about town, just walking with his troops and roaming about the market. In one of...

“Maybe” – Parable of Wisdom

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing...

The Burning Hut

Good Luck Signal The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and...

Wonder of Wonders

A group of American school children were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders Of The World." Though there were...

Donkey in the well

Never giving up! One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out...

Secret of Happiness

Paulo Coelho. Story from the Alchemist A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered...

Entering a Flow State

Entering a Creative State Cook Ting was cutting up an ox for Lord Wen-hui. At every touch of his hand, every heave of his shoulder, every...

I am building a temple

The Power of Meaningful Life A traveller passed a quarry saw three men working and asked them: “What are you doing?” “I am carrying stones”,  said the...

The secret of Art

Woodworker Qing carved a piece of wood and made a bell stand, and when it was finished, everyone who saw it marvelled, for it seemed to...

Two apples

Do not rush to judge A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mom came in and softlyasked her little daughter...

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s...