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 Wind And The Moon

Once upon a time, there were two very good friends who lived together in the shade of a rock. Strange as it may seem, one was a lion and one was a tiger. They had met when they were too young to know the difference between lions and tigers. So they did not think their friendship was at all unusual. Besides, it was a peaceful part of the mountains, possibly due to the influence of a gentle forest monk who lived nearby. He was a hermit, one who lives far away from other people.

For some unknown reason, one day the two friends got into a silly argument. The tiger said, “Everyone knows the cold comes when the moon wanes from full to new!” The lion said, “Where did you hear such nonsense? Everyone knows the cold comes when the moon waxes from new to full!”

The argument got stronger and stronger. Neither could convince the other. They could not reach any conclusion to resolve the growing dis- pute. They even started calling each other names! Fearing for their friendship, they decided to go ask the learned forest monk, who would surely know about such things.

Visiting the peaceful hermit, the lion and tiger bowed respectfully and put their question to him. The friendly monk thought for a while and then gave his answer. “It can be cold in any phase of the moon, from new to full and back to new again. It is the wind that brings the cold, whether from west or north or east. Therefore, in a way, you are both right! And neither of you is defeated by the other. The most important thing is to live without conflict, to remain united. Unity is best by all means.”

The lion and tiger thanked the wise hermit. They were happy to still be friends

Author: Unknown

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.