• Home
  • Tag Archives:  Good world
  • The pointer

    The Zen teacher’s dog loved his evening romp with his master. The dog would bound ahead to fetch a stick, then run back, wag his tail, and wait for the next game.…

  • Paradise

    Two men wander the desert, hopelessly lost. Tired and thirsty, they ascend a large sand dune – only to discover a giant stone wall. On the other side of the wall, they…

  • Harmony

    There is the story of a young martial arts student who was under the tutelage of a famous master. One day, the master was watching a practice session in the courtyard. He…

  • The moon cannot be stolen

    Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening, a thief visited the hut only to discover there was…

  • We are already God

    Rabiya, a great Sufi mystic, was passing…. It was the street she used to pass every day on her way to the marketplace, because in the marketplace she would go every day…

  • A heap of skulls

    This is a story about Bayazid, a Sufi mystic.  Once, he was passing through a cemetery and he came upon a heap of skulls. Out of curiosity he took one skull. He…

  • Identification is misery

    Junaid was going through the market-place of the town with his disciples. And it was his way to take any situation and use it. A man was dragging his cow by a…

  • Scissors or needle?

    It is reported in the life of a great Sufi mystic, Farid, that once a king came to see him. He brought a present for him: a beautiful pair of scissors, golden,…