Short parables

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Parable  about an Axe

A man who lost his axe suspected his neighbor's son of stealing it. To him, as he observed the boy, the way the lad walked, the expression on his face, the manner of his speech – in fact everything about his appearance and behavior betrayed that he had stolen the axe.

At this moment, the man whose axe got stolen stumble upon his axe. He did not notice it before. He lifted it and looked at the neighbor's son again, nothing about the boy's behavior or appearance seemed to suggest that he had stolen the axe.

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One wise man walking along the road. Admiring the beauty of the world and said he was glad with life. Suddenly he found an unfortunate man, who worked and hunched under a burden.

- Why do you doom yourself to such a misery? - Asked the sage.

- I suffer for the happiness of my children and grandchildren - the man replied. - My great-grandfather was ploughing life time of happiness and suffering for his grandfather. My grandfather suffered and worked for the happiness of my father. My father suffered and toiled for my happiness. And I'm willing to suffer my life, only to my children and grandchildren were happy.

- Was there ever anyone in your family happy? - Asked the sage.

- No, but my children and grandchildren are sure to be happy! - Replied the unfortunate man.

- Illiterate does not teach to read, and the mole does not bring up an eagle! - Said the wise man. - Learn first yourself to be happy.
 Then you will understand how to make happy your children and grandchildren happy! ..
 And it will be the most valuable present for them!

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Turtle and a yoke

In the ocean of Samsara lives a blind turtle and comes up for air only once every three or five hundred years.


Floating randomly around the seas there is a golden yoke.  And a blind turtle at the bottom of the ocean happens to raise his head through the neck hole of the yoke when it comes up for his centenary breath.

It is a likelihood to meet a true Teacher.

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