Category Archives: Parable

Parable of the gem cutter and the people

There once was a gem cutter who spent all her life cutting the most beautiful gem in the world. When she unveiled it, everyone exclaimed that indeed, this was the most beautiful gem anyone had ever seen. Shortly thereafter, however, … Continue reading

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Where you are connected makes all the difference

I move the candle to the shadows so its flame is better seen:The shadow means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected to the wick, not to the shadow;the light means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected … Continue reading

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Parable of the rescuer

There once were four women in deep despair, as they had lost everything they loved from a menacing world. The first woman said, β€œAll is lost. Nothing is left. There is nowhere to go from here.” And she perished. The … Continue reading

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Parable of the woman who believed all was One

There once was a woman who believed that everything was One and so she stopped caring about suffering or injustice or the desecration of the earth. Instead, she sat on her meditation cushion and listened to the screams coming in … Continue reading

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Parable of the purple flower

There once was a woman who owned rolling country land as far as the eye could see. It was filled with wildflowers, a remarkable array of colors and shapes and sizes, flowers that followed the bend of the sun from … Continue reading

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Parable of the Two Gardeners

There once were two women who tried to grow a garden. The first woman held her seeds in her hand and said, “These will never grow.” Then she scattered the seeds and poured bleach on them. When the seeds didn’t … Continue reading

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Parable of the three trailer homes

There once were three trailer homes. One trailer home was crammed full with stuff – to the ceiling – but had open windows. The second trailer home had an extremely nice interior but the windows were closed. The third trailer … Continue reading

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