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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

“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 Burning Hut

The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he...

The Two Wolves

Life lesson by old Cherokee chief An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life... “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to...
Painting by Eduard Morozov.

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...
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...