The Wise Old Man & The Precious Stone

Weekly Inspirational Short Story

The Wise Old Man & The Precious Stone

A long time ago a wise old man came across a beautiful and very precious stone in a dried up river bed.

He pocketed the stone and continued his walk.

Later that day a robber approached the old man and demanded that he share any food that he may have.

Without hesitation the wise old man goes into his bag to offer his food. As soon as the highway robber catches a glimpse of the beautiful and highly precious stone he instantly demands the old man give him that instead.

Instantly and again without hesitation the wise old man gives the robber the beautiful precious stone with a smile.

Feeling very satisfied with himself the robber makes his way to the nearest city, dreaming of all the wonderful food he can buy, all the fancy clothes he will dress himself in and all the late night parties he will have.

Suddenly the robber realised the old man can give him more, so he turns and returns to where he met the old man.

As soon as the robber reaches the wise old man he gives the beautiful and precious stone back.

“I know the value of this beautiful stone” explained the robber “but I want more, I want the understanding and love you have within your heart to let go of this beautiful precious stone, without hesitation and all with a smile on your face. This gift is more precious than any beautiful stone and I wish to learn and become your student”

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā


To hold a heart filled with love and without fear is humanities greatest achievement, however there are still so many of us wandering lost in a universe that feels harsh and cold. Learning and watching the process of our minds with meditation allows us to see the connectedness between thought and action, gradually over time our unwholesome thoughts and actions are dropped instantly the moment they are recognised and seen for what they truly are.

Start this wonderful practice today, and everyday. Use are free guides found through this website, taught to me from a lineage of Buddhist monks that have trained and practiced this art form for well over 2,000 years. As a Monk I practice daily what I teach and what has been passed down to me directly from other Monks.

Once the realisation that our mind is our only true companion on our journey through life, we find the value in these teaches to be priceless. Never will we place advertisement on this website, all this information was given to me freely and I now only wish to pass my knowledge of practice of meditation, and using a westernised view point to help as many individuals set themselves free.

This website has running cost and I hope you have it in your heart to help, myself, Dhamma Tāpasā and my faithful adopted stray Marley Moo to keep it going.

We have just celebrated our first birthday as a website and have grown our audience large and wide. I am a real life Monk and have no real internet experience or social media presence out there, we have grown slowly by word of mouth, we are now reaching up to 3,000 people a month, every little helps and will allow us to further grow and inspire more like minded people.

Dhamma Tāpasā and Marley Moo

Published by 4enlightenment

Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. He now teaches the Art Of Positive Thinking from his 16years of personal experience. After searching for years and trying everything and anything out there on positive thinking I discovered a Secret that transformed my entire life. From a Homeless Monk to now thriving in business regularly earning 5 figures a month.

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