Real Prosperity – Zen story

¿Did you ever ask yourself what is Real Prosperity? Real Prosperity – Zen story A rich man asked Sengai to write something for the continued prosperity of his family so that it might be treasured from generation to generation. Sengai obtained a large sheet of paper and wrote: – Father dies, son dies, grandson dies. The rich man became angry. – I asked you to write something for...

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A cup of tea – Zen story

Our mind is full of our own opinion and our own ideas. This can make it difficult to learn from others and to listen with an open mind. It can be a big obstacle to really be open to life. A cup of tea – Zen story Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup...

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The Gates of Paradise – Zen story

“Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds”… this is a quote of Paulo Coelho and this is exactly what the following Zen story teaches us. The Gates of Paradise – Zen story A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked: – Is there really a paradise and a hell? – Who are you? – inquired Hakuin – I am a samurai...

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