Old eastern stories compiled by Prabhuji

The powerful mantra

The powerful mantra     A yogi with long hair and a beard lived in a forest in a small hamlet at the bank of a river. He was given food by a simple girl who had...

The miracle

The miracle The pilgrim approached a sadhu who was resting on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar, and told him:—“I heard that you are an enlightened saint...

The King’s Finger

The King’s FingerA long time ago, in the south of the Himalayas, the great Maharaja of those lands received a visit from an ambassador from the kingdom of North...

The Inn

The Inn A wise sadhu enjoyed great respect throughout the entire kingdom.  Therefore, none of the guards dared to stop him when he entered the palace. Reco...

The falcon who did not want to fly

The falcon who did not want to fly A king received a fine gift of two precious falcons.  The monarch delivered both creatures to a falconry to be trained. .Afte...

The dream

The dream The disciple approached a saintly yogi who was completely awakened, to inquire about some aspects of enlightenment and about those who have been ...

The cup of water

The cup of water On the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, a class on jñana-yoga was taking place.   The master was explaining that the essence of every one...

The blind men and the elephant

The blind men and the elephantA group of blind men used to go for a daily walk in the care of a guide. One day, the guide suggested they all go to the zoo, and ...

Sleepyhead

SleepyheadThere was a very old man lying on the sidewalk deep asleep. The people of the neighborhood commented among themselves that he had been asleep for more...

Fury and Sadness

Fury and Sadness Fury and Sadness stepped into a lake to take a bath, leaving their clothes on the shore.Because Fury is hasty and impulsive, she bathed qu...

Desire

Desire A young disciple approached his spiritual master and offered his humble reverences. After some moments of respectful silence, he said,— “Beloved Master, ...

The truly happy man

The truly happy man A king wanted to be completely happy.  A great sage told him,— “Look, if you want to be happy, you must fit in the shoes of a happy man.”The...