Buddhist Moral Stories

A story can teach much more than entire philosophical treatises.

Religions from all over the world have used storytelling as a medium to convey their messages of wisdom.

One such religion is Buddhism, which for centuries has used parables, anecdotes, fables and tales to help people develop awareness by offering them enlightening insights and moral life lessons. This culminates in the teachings of Zen Buddhism, a tradition famous for using short stories extensively to arise in Buddhist monks and students a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of reality.

In this section of Lukamari.com, we’ve collected some popular Buddhist short stories, translated in English by various translators and authors. Some of them are easy to understand, others need more time to ponder at, but all of them are profoundly meaningful.

These short stories will assist you in your journey to peace and contentment, if you pay them close attention and let them talk to the depths of your being.

May you learn and enjoy.