One day a donkey fell into a well and began to yell loudly, calling for help. At his screams, the owner of the donkey came running and spread his hands but for him was impossible to pull the donkey out of the well. And then the owner reasoned like this: "My donkey is already old,… Continue reading The donkey.
One day the Teacher asked the disciples: "Three frogs sat on the beam. One of them decided to jump into the water. How many frogs are left on the log? "Three ..." - one of them answered hesitantly. "Of course, three frogs, - the Teacher smiled. - Because the frog just decided to jump but… Continue reading Three frogs.
Once upon a time there was one very quick-tempered and unrestrained young man. One day his father gave him a bag of nails and ordered him every time he did not keep his anger, he has to beat one nail into the fence post. On the first day in the column were several dozen of… Continue reading The nails.
The disciple asked the teacher: "You are so wise." You are always in a good mood, never angry. Help me to be like that. The teacher agreed and asked the pupil to bring some potatoes and a transparent bag. "If you get angry with someone and harbor resentment," the teacher said, "then take one of… Continue reading The potatoes.
There once lived a woodcutter, who was in a very distressed situation. He existed on insignificant sums of money, earned for firewood, which he brought to the city on himself from the nearest forest. One day a sage, who was passing along the road, saw him at work and advised him to go further into… Continue reading Go ahead!
The disciple asked the Master: "How true are the words that happiness is not in money?" He replied that they are completely faithful. And to prove it is simple; _ You can buy a bed for money, but not a dream. _ Food, but not appetite. _ Medicines, but not health. _ Servants, but not… Continue reading Money can not buy happiness.
One man in childhood was very close to his old neighbor. But the time passed, there has been the school and hobbies, then work and personal life. Every minute the young man was busy, and he did not have time to recall the past or even to stay with friends. Once he heard that the… Continue reading Most valuable.
In one poor village was born a boy. He spent his days senselessly, mechanically and monotonously, as well as the rest of the inhabitants of this dying little village, not knowing what to do with one's own life. In one fine night, he dreamed of the sea. None of the villagers have ever seen the… Continue reading The dream.
One woman complained to a neighbor about a friend who had offended her. The neighbor reassured her and persuaded her to forgive her friend. "Forgive her?" But how is it? After what she did to me? She's so mean! No, I cannot forgive evil, - said the woman. - And anyway, why should I love… Continue reading What is better…
Early in the morning, when the Master was walking with his disciples in the garden, a young man approached them. Somewhat embarrassed, he greeted the Master and his disciples, and then asked: "Teacher, I love one girl very much, and our parents do not mind us being married, but I'm overcome by fears and doubts."… Continue reading The payment.
One Zen master was asked: "What did you usually did before you became enlightened?" "I used to cut wood and carry water from a well." - said he. Then he was asked: "And now, when you have become enlightened, what are you doing?" "What else can I do? I cut wood and carry water from… Continue reading The difference.
One day one Disciple asked the Master: "Tell me, Master, how not to be mistaken, distinguishing true knowledge from false ones?" "When walking in the desert, you see far, in front of you a beautiful oasis, what are you doing to find out if it's real or a mirage, in front you?" After thinking, the… Continue reading Wait or go?
... The cocoon lay motionless for a long time without changes. But one day a small hole appeared in the cocoon. An accidentally passing man stopped and began to observe what would happen to the cocoon. The man stood for hours and watched the butterfly trying to get out through this small crevice. A long… Continue reading The cocoon.
One day a disciple asked the Teacher: "Teacher, tell me, is there a day that is most favorable for starting a new business?" "Day? - The teacher was surprised. "Well, maybe the day of the week or the day of the month ..." - continued the disciple. "Ah, a day of the week ... -… Continue reading The day.
Once one of the notable people turned to the sage with the question: "Tell me, dear, since you're so clever, why are you not rich?" To which the sage, turning to his expensive caftan, embroidered in gold, answered: "You see, my dear caftan, my wealth is inside, not outside. After all, when your master falls… Continue reading The ability.