Wisdom Stories

Wisdom Story – 195

by Paul on April 11, 2014

Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?” “Enlightenment,” replied Daiju. “You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked. Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?” Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.” Daiju was delighted! Ever after he urged his friends: […]


Wisdom Story – 194

by Paul on April 4, 2014

One Day a scholar came to the court of Emperor Akbar and challenged Birbal to answer his questions and thus prove that he was as clever as people said he was. He asked Birbal: “Would you prefer to answer a hundred easy questions or just a single difficult one?” Both the emperor and Birbal had […]


Wisdom Story – 193

by Paul on March 28, 2014

One day Akbar and Birbal were riding through the countryside and they happened to pass by a cabbage patch. “Cabbages are such delightful vegetables!” said Akbar. “I just love cabbage.” “The cabbage is king of vegetables!” said Birbal. A few weeks later they were riding past the cabbage patch again. This time however, the emperor […]


Wisdom Story – 192

by Paul on March 21, 2014

One day Hodja met an acquaintance in the street. The man looked worried and Hodja asked him what was troubling him. “I have this terrible dream,” said the man. “Every night I dream there’s a monster hiding under the bed. When I get up and look there’s no one there. I can’t sleep afterwards. I […]


Wisdom Story – 191

by Paul on March 14, 2014

A nobleman’s prized racehorse began to limp for no apparent reason. Veterinarians who were called found nothing wrong with the leg – no fracture, no sprain and no soreness – and they were baffled. The nobleman finally consulted a sage, a man known for his wisdom. “Has anything changed for the horse in the last […]


Wisdom Story – 190

by Paul on March 7, 2014

There was an old woman in China who had supported a monk for over twenty years. She had built a little hut for him and fed him while he was meditating. Finally she wondered just what progress he had made in all this time. To find out, she obtained the help of a girl rich […]


Wisdom Story – 189

by Paul on February 28, 2014

This is not a wisdom story (although I came across it as I desperately searched the internet for new stories!) but it struck me as worth sharing. It appeared on an Islamic wisdom site. Five Wisdoms 1. If we are right, then there is no need to get angry. And if we are wrong then […]


Wisdom Story – 188

by Paul on February 21, 2014

This story was suggested by faithful PFO-er Simon who found it in the bulletin of the Catholic Community in Zurich! I am God and today I will be handling your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation that you cannot handle, DO NOT attempt to […]


Wisdom Story – 187

by Paul on February 14, 2014

I couldn’t find a St. Valentine’s Day-related story, but imagine my joy when I found a wisdom story in one of our most recent books, Joe Paprocki’s Under the Influence of Jesus – The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ. The Buddha was sitting on the side of the road when a handsome and trim young […]


Wisdom Story – 186

by Paul on February 7, 2014

Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he had a very sad life and asked for a solution. The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. “How does it taste?” – the Master asked. […]