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From Generation to Generation by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Jun 3, 2012A wealthy old man went to the master and said, “I only have a few more years to live. I would like to give my children and their children some wise words that they can live by for many years … Continue reading →...



From Generation to Generation by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Jun 2, 2012A wealthy old man went to the master and said, “I only have a few more years to live. I would like to give my children and their children some wise words that they can live by for many years … Continue reading →...



The Quieter You Become by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Mar 26, 2012The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. - zen proverb Continue reading →...



The Obstacle is the Path by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Mar 20, 2012The obstacle is the path. --zen proverb Continue reading →...



Do You Want Me to Thank You? by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Jul 29, 2010The merchant Umeza decided to donate some money to the master Seietsu so that he could build a bigger school. Umeza brought a bag full of coins and placed it before Seietsu, who was meditating. “This is for you to...



Emptiness by ZenBananas | Stories for the Soul on Jul 7, 2010One day, Subhuti sat under a tree and went into a state of total emptiness. Flowers from the tree began to shower upon him. He heard a whisper, as from the gods, saying “We thank you for your discourse on...