Weekly Moral Short Story

Every week we bring to you a motivational and inspirational short stories that has either inspired or motivated us in some way during our week.

Most of our stories have been loving handcrafted by ourselves into short moral stories that we hope inspire as well as teach a valuable moral lesson in life. A few of our stories are famous fables or old classics and where the original author is know a credit is always given.

This Weeks Inspirational Short Story

The Answer is in our Hands

A young man caught a small bird, and held it behind his back. He then asked, “

“Master, is the bird I hold in my hands alive or dead.”

The boy thought this was a grand opportunity to play a trick on the old man.

If the master answered “dead”, it would be let loose into the air.

If the master answered “alive”, he would simply wring its neck.

The master spoke,

“The answer is in your hands”.

Previous weeks Short motivational stories

To access any of the previous stories just click on the Bold Print Title

The Four Trees

This is an original moral tale never before published. Bought to you by Dhamma Tapasa this is a short story on impermanence and living contently.

The Angry Boy & Bag of Nails

Anger can be devastating not only to others but ourselves as well, this beautiful short moral tales demonstrates this perfectly.

The Four Monks

A short story on the principles of the monkey mind, a Buddhist term used for the untrained mind and it’s wanderings.

The Zen Master & his Dog

Beautifully written short moral tale on the principles of the differences between Knowledge & Wisdom

The Fairy Gathering

A Moral story on stealing and how the polar bears came to be at the North Pole

The Travelling Monk

Moral story on miscommunication and the damage this can cause to others.

Horishmo the Samurai warrior

A beautiful story of the heaven and hell within our own minds.

The Monk & The Cricket

Never before published story on meditation and how the little cricket learns about his mind.

The Three Questions

A Fantastic story on the most important Thing to be doing. The most Important person. & The most important thing to be done, in life.

The Monastery

A short tale of Dhamma Combat from Zen Buddhism.

The Archery Contest

A Short inspirational story attributed to Zen Buddhism, a tale of mind over matter.

The wind and The Moon

A lovely tale of a tiger and lion who get into a debate over the wind and The Moon.