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 Six Worthy Ways

Once upon a time there was a rich man living in Benares, in northern India. He had a son who was intelligent, curious and eager to learn. Even though he was only seven years old, he was determined to find out what is really valuable.

One day the little boy asked his father, “What are the ways to gain the most valuable things in life?”

His father said, “Only worthy ways lead to worthwhile goals. These are the six worthy ways:

  • Keep yourself healthy and fit

  • Be wholesome in every way

  • Listen to those with more experience

  • Learn from those with more knowledge

  • Live according to Truth

  • Act with sincerity, not just energy.

The boy paid close attention to his father’s words. He tried hard to practice these ways from then on.

As he grew up and became wise, he realized that the six worthy ways, and the most valuable things in life, could not be separated.

Moral: A serious question deserves a serious answer

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

An original Moral story never before published about 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.

The Story Of Sonā Theri

A beautiful olden tale from the time of the Buddha. The story of Sonā Theri

The Answer is in Your Hands

A quick short inspirational moral story on the power we hold within our own hands. All of us have a secret power only available to ourselves, learn to identify yours

The Horse and The Butterfly

A simple tale of the prisons we create within our own minds. Never before published.

An Autobiography Of Life

In Five Chapters, A simple yet beautiful story on how we form our habits in life.

The Meditating Security Guard

A wonderful tale from the Buddhist Jataka tales

The Monk & The Snake

Never before published Moral story on our Fears. Fear can compel us to do some remarkable things but also has the power to cripple our thinking. Learn to change yours