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Trees Don't Compare

Zen Parable

A samurai, a very proud warrior, came to see a Zen Master one day. The samurai was very famous, but looking at the beauty of the Master and the grace of the moment, he suddenly felt inferior. He sa...

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True Love

Zen Parable

Two brothers worked together on the family farm. One was married and had a large family. The other was single. At the day's end, the brothers shared everything equally, produce and profit. Then o...

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No Questions, No Conflict

Zen Parable

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind. "Exactly how do you help people?" he inquired. "I get them where they ca...

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Heaven and Hell

Zen Parable

A great and powerful warrior came to the head monk of a monastery. He asked the monk to show him the difference between heaven and hell. The monk sneered at the monk and said, "One as arrogant and...

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Search in the Right Place

Zen Parable

A Zen parable ... A man came home late one night and as he was approaching his gate he accidently dropped his key on the ground where it was lost in darkness. He walked up to the door and found th...

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