In the same boat

The parable of the unity of fate Two people were out on the ocean in a boat. One of them began drilling in the bottom of...

Sharpen your saw!

A short story about  effectivness of Method One man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack. A lumberjack was...

Who Am I? Zen Proverbs

Who are you? Keiji, a long-time Zen student, approached his master and said: “I don’t see how there can be any enlightenment that sets you...

Parable of Heaven and Hell

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said: "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are...

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...

Carry your cross. The parable of the uniqueness of fate

Be yourself! One day a crowd of people was walking along the road. Each carried his own cross on his shoulder. One person thought that his...

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....

“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...

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...

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...

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...

See the whole picture. Useful parable

Seeing things holistically After years of searching, the seeker was told to go to a cave, in which he would find a well. 'Ask the...