Elephant and Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime can break away from their bonds but for some reason, they...

The Louse and the Bedbug

There lived a white louse by the name of Mandarisarpini in the spacious bedroom of a mighty king. She used to live in the corner of the bedsheet spread over the king’s beautiful bedstead. Everyday, when the king was fast asleep, the louse sipped his blood and crept back again into a corner of the...

Wizard and Wars

One day the most peaceful inhabitants from the Earth asked one very powerful wizard to stop all wars and bloodshed on the planet. – It is simple, – he said. — I will destroy all weapons on the Earth, and nobody will be able to fight anymore. – It would be great! – people exclaimed....

The Helping Man

Once upon a time, there was a man who was very helpful, kindhearted, and generous. He was a man who will help someone without asking anything to pay him back. He will help someone because he wants to and he loves to. One day while walking into a dusty road, this man saw a purse, so he...

Little Boy’s Meeting with God

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in...

An Old Man Lived in the Village

An old man lived in the village. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the more bitter he became and more poisonous were his words. People started avoiding him. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others....

The Ant and The Grasshopper

On a summer day, a grasshopper was sitting on the field singing songs. An ant was passing by carrying food grains to its home. Grasshopper stopped the ant and asked, “Come my friend and sing a song with me”. But the ant refused and said, “I do not have time for this as I have...

The Needle Tree

There were once two brothers who lived on the edge of a forest. The elder brother was very mean to his younger brother and ate up all the food and took all his good clothes. One day, the elder brother went into the forest to find some firewood to sell in the market. As he...

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda, original name Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He introduced the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is known for raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during late 19th century. Some of his inspirational quotes are :- In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. Talk...

Fisherman and the Gatekeeper

A rich man wanted to give a great feast to his friends. He got all kinds of dishes prepared but he could not get fish. He offered a reward to the man who would bring it. After some time a fisherman brought a big fish. But the gate keeper would not let him in till...