For the Sick

For the Sick

A little girl and her mother are at church when the little girl starts to feel sick. Her mother tells her to go throw up in the bushes behind the church. When the little girl returns, her mother asks her if she threw up. “Yes,” the girl says. “But I didn’t have to go all … Read more

Jesus Is Watching You

Jesus Is Watching You

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly froze in his tracks when a loud cried out: “Jesus is watching you.” Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed again. The … Read more

Birbal Catches A Thief

Birbal Catches A Thief

Birbal was one of the nine gems in the court of emperor Akbar. He was respected by everyone for his intelligence and wit. Whenever Akbar was in difficulty, he called Birbal for help. Akbar was very fond of jewellery. He had many rings of gold, pearls and diamonds. His favourite ring was the one with … Read more

The Natural Order

The Natural Order

A very wealthy man asked a Zen master for a text which would always remind him how happy he was with his family. The Zen master took some parchment and, in beautiful calligraphy, wrote: “The father dies. The son dies. The grandson dies.” “What?” said the furious rich man. “I asked you for something to … Read more

Child Support

Child Support

I’m so glad that this is my last child support payment. Month after month, year after year, those payments! So I called my baby girl, Kareesha, to come over to my house, and when she got there, I said to her, “Baby girl, I want you to take this last check over to your mother’s … Read more

Costly Gifts

Costly Gifts

One day a king stepped out of the gates of his palace and found a man standing there. The man had a plump chicken in his hands. On seeing the king he bowed respectfully and said: ‘Maharaj, I gambled in your name and won this chicken. It belongs to you. Please accept it.” “Give it … Read more

Father and Sons

Father and Sons

Father told his 3 sons when he sent them to the university: “I feel it is my duty to provide you with the best education possible, and you do not owe me anything for providing that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token, I want each of you to put $1,000 into … Read more

The Rich and Poor Boy

The Rich and Poor Boy

An old Arab story goes that two boys – one rich and the other poor – were returning home from the market. The rich boy bought honey-covered cookies and the poor one, a piece of old bread. ‘I will let you eat my cookie if you play the dog for me,’ the rich boy said. … Read more

Well Dispute

Well Dispute

Once there was a complaint at King Akbar’s court. There were two neighbours who shared their garden. In that garden, there was a well that was possessed by Iqbal khan. His neighbour, who was a farmer wanted to buy the well for irrigation purpose. Therefore they signed an agreement between them, after which the farmer … Read more

The Giant Tree

The Giant Tree

A carpenter and his apprentices were travelling through the province of Qi in search of building materials. They saw a giant tree; five men all holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds. ‘Let’s not waste our time with this tree,’ said the master carpenter. ‘It would take … Read more

Search Of The Path

Search Of The Path

“I am willing to leave everything. Please, take me as a disciple.” “How does a man choose his Path?” “Through sacrifice. A path that demands sacrifice is a true path.” The abbot bumped into a bookcase. A very rare vase fell down and the young man threw himself to the floor to pick it up. … Read more