Short stories

A young shepherd was resting on a tree.  

A well-learned man came and said: "you are wasting your life"… see more

An old Cherokee told his grandson: "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all"... see more


Two monks were on a pilgrimage and during the course of their journey, they came to a river where they met a beautiful young woman. She was afraid of the current and afraid of ruining her lovely clothing, so asked the Monks if they might carry her across the river... see more

A saint who was once visiting a river to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked: 'Why do people in anger shout at each other?'... see more

There once was a Taoist Farmer. One day the Taoist farmer's only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmer's neighbors all hearing of the horse running away, came to the Taoist Farmer's house to view the corral. As they stood there, the neighbors all said "Oh what bad luck!" The Taoist farmer replied "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?"... see more

There was a swordsman by the name of Shoken. One day, a large rat turned up in his house. The rat would not leave, and took to roaming around the house, even in broad daylight. Eventually, Shoken managed to trap the rat in a room, so he could set his cat upon it. But as the cat entered the room, the rat advanced, hurled itself at the cat’s face, and sank its teeth into it. The cat let out a scream and ran awaysee more

One summer in the village, the people in the town gathered for a picnic. As they leisurely shared food and conversation, someone noticed a baby in the river, struggling and crying... see more

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.... see more

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