Buddha Story

taletown.org multimedia English short stories of or about Gautam Buddha & tales with Buddha quotes, Buddha teachings & Buddha sayings (For Buddhism, Tao, Dao, Confucianism, or Buddhist & Zen stories specifically - see Zen Buddhism)

  • Angry Buddha

    Fell On Black DaysMiss Nuyen started bubbling over with anger, but years of ritualistic practice held her down.

    "Namo Amitabh Buddh, Namo Amitabh Buddh..." she continued, trying to hurry through the 10 minutes frantically.

  • Carrots, Eggs, And Coffee Beans

    Latte Art"See, I can't even see what is so obvious to you. I am like these coffee beans soiling whatever they touch and completely useless thereafter."

    "Wish I were more like these other two, still holding their own after all their troubles."

  • Caught You Red-Handed

    Blow Your Mind"Time passed slowly and the expectation that he was finally going to eat made his stomach growl with eager anguish."

    "Geshe Ben was so hungry that he found it difficult to wait. His eyes kept returning to the jar of food within his reach."

  • I Want Happiness

    Evening over kumaon range"I want Happiness," a man had once asked Buddha.

    Watching Nainital from China Peak, Rosh remembers Buddha, and receives secrets of peace and happiness.

  • Kill Your Own Master

    Playing Dead"Let Buddh help you reach that ultimate point. Then certainly, if you meet him there, kill him. You will be truly free."

    "Then why are Zen masters," asked Josh, "who teach their disciples to kill the Buddh on the way, still clinging on to Buddh themselves?"

  • Life Is A Beach

    Banksy in Boston: F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED, Essex St, Chinatown, Boston“Will you leave us to beg on the streets?” Isha turned her face away in anguish, “while you illuminate the world. Why must Yashodharā always pay the price of Siddharth’s enlightenment?”

    Her world was falling apart, and she with it. Rosh felt pity. He knew how hard it was going to be for her.

  • Monk With The Midas Touch

    Heritage Day 2011An 83-year-old Japanese billionaire, who’s redefining how to do business successfully in the new world of today, with what many decry as old 'values of yesterday'.

    In a world where managers are obsessed with pleasing shareholders, Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Zen Buddhist priest, focuses instead on making his staff happy.

  • Stories Are Coming

    taletown.org snakeA variety of new stories in the pipeline.

  • Who Am I?

    ChariotAm I my body or my mind? My consciousness or my memories? Or am I a sum total of all of these?

    Discover some pointers in this old Buddhist story or this Sufi song...

  • You Spit, I Bow

    Balancing ladyOn seeing Nakagawa bow before the human image, Phillips couldn't contain himself.

    "The old Chinese masters spit on Buddha statues or burnt them down!" he said.

    "Why do you bow down before them?"