Alexander the Great, Parables and histories

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...

“This is good!”

One African King had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred...
Carry your cross. parable

Carry your cross. The parable of the uniqueness of fate

One day a crowd of people was walking along the road. Each carried his own cross on his shoulder. One person thought that his cross...
Artworks by Titian

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...
Portrait by Rabbi Akiva

Everything God does is for the good!

     Once Rabbi Akiva was traveling with a donkey, rooster, and lantern. He came to a village seeking lodging. No one took him in. He...

Donkey in the well

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out...

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...
Sesshū Tōyō zen paintings

Girl by the river

Two Zen monks, Tanzan (1819-1892) and Ekido, traveling on pilgrimage, came to a muddy river crossing. There they saw a lovely young woman dressed in her...

“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...
Evelin Taylor. Parable

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...