It’s not always the same

This is an oral story about the Prophet Jesus (may peace be on him) – I’m writing this from a Muslim point of view to emphasize the fact that Jesus is a Prophet to the Muslims as are Moses, David, Joseph and all other Prophets of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Jesus told the disciples […]

Pay no attention to miracles

Here we have two teaching stories one from Zen sources and another from Sufi with the same message about powers or miracles. A student of Zen got some powers after ten years of Zazen (sitting Zen meditation). He ran into the master’s chamber and excitedly told him of the powers he had acquired¬† from his […]

Mullah Nasrudin and no need for us chickens

This story is one that I use in my Transformative Imagination seminars. It is typically not so long. I ended up using Mullah Nasrudin as the hero of the teaching story and added a little about Iranian foods and culture. Most words are defined when first used. The Shahanshah’s son (Shahanshah = king of kings), […]

The adulterer and the thirsty dog

This is a hadith (stories of sayings of the Prophet of God Mohammad – peace be on him). This story comes from Sufi sources and is not authenticated. The adulterer and the thirsty dog: Once an adulterer saw a thirsty dog dying of dehydration. He went to a well and drew water for the dog […]

An act of generosity

The Prophet of God, Mohammad (peace be on him) was known for his kindness and generosity. One day a farmer brought him a gift of eight cucumbers (which were very hard to grow in the deserts of Arabia). The Prophet ate a bite into the first cucumber, thanked the farmer saying that his crop was […]