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...
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...
Alexander Kostetsky paintings

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...
Andrew Ferez paintings

I am building a temple

A traveler passed a quarry saw three men working and asked them: “What are you doing?” “I am carring stones”,  said the first one. “I’m earning a...

“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...

The Water Bearer

A water bearer had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole, which he carried across his neck. One of the pots...
Vladimir Kush. Parable about time

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 of Zhuangzi (Zhuang Zhou)

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...

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...

“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...