Stories (with a lesson) taught by Buddha: “The lost son”

  THE LOST SON “A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business when bandits came who burned down the whole village and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. The took the burnt corpse of an infant to be his…

ZEN STORIES: “Mokusen’s hand”(about generosity, giving & receiving)

MOKUSEN’S HAND Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like…

ZEN STORIES: “Is that so?”…

There was a zen master who enjoyed a good reputation in his community. One day the neighbors came to his door enraged and furious,

“Zen Lessons from the Dog World” (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Searching for Stillness:
Well, we are a few days in now from welcoming a new addition to the family, the four-legged kind, naturally. So I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you all to Benny (he’s the black lad on the floor) and will be henceforth known as Benners, for the…