Apr
27

The window story

Two men, both seriously sick, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.… Continue reading »

Jan
04

Generosity and diversity

I thinked of a story to illustrate how something that seems good can turn evil very easily. Imagine you are a rich guy living in a rich country. You decide, you are to spend some part of the money you have, to help a starving family after a tsunami disaster in Africa. So you find… Continue reading »

Dec
05

Clinging to Past Afraid of Future

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him… Continue reading »

Dec
04

Taoist Story

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.… Continue reading »