The Rabbi’s Journey

The Rabbi’s Journey

A wealthy merchant comes to the town where a Rabbi, famous for his wisdom, lives and he asks to be allowed to meet him. A meeting is arranged and the merchant is ushered into the Rabbi’s house. When he looks around he is flabbergasted. “Where is your fine...
The Flip of a Coin

The Flip of a Coin

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men,...
The Lion Beaten by a Man

The Lion Beaten by a Man

A picture once was shown, In which one man, alone, Upon the ground had thrown A lion fully grown. Much gloried at the sight the rabble. A lion thus rebuked their babble:— That you have got the victory there, There is no contradiction. But, gentles, possibly you are...
Parable of the Poisoned Arrow

Parable of the Poisoned Arrow

It is as if a man had been wounded by an arrow thickly smeared with poison, and his friends and kinsmen were to get a surgeon to heal him, and he were to say, I will not have this arrow pulled out until I know by what man I was wounded, whether he is of the warrior...
Let’s (not) Talk About Cake

Let’s (not) Talk About Cake

A Korean Folk Tale Once upon a time an old man lived with his wife. One day, after he had held a service in memory of his ancestors, one of their neighbors sent them a present of some food. He sent them cooked rice and vegetables, but only one cake. They were...
When love touches pain

When love touches pain

Once a young disciple came to his master and asked him, “Master, What is Compassion?” Master took him to the window and asked him to look at the beggar sitting at the corner of the street. While looking at him for some time they saw that an old lady passed by and gave...