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The Grumpy, Smelly Old Man

Motivational Moral Story

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The Grumpy Old Man

Once not so long ago there lived a grumpy, ugly and rather smelly old man. He hadn’t always been this grumpy or this smelly when he was younger, it was life’s circumstances that had dealt him blow after blow and left him feeling this way.

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He would spend his days trying too find food and shelter but everyday town folk and villagers would chase him away, teasing him and calling him names as they went. Many days were spent like this, hungry and alone.

With the beginning of a new day, the grumpy, smelly old man picks himself up from the dirt and starts walking the usual main road in search of food. What starts out to be a normal day for our grumpy, smelly old man certainly isn’t going to end that way.

The first village he walks into looking for a kindhearted soul who would give him some food, turned out to be terribly mean indeed. The moment the villagers see him walking towards them, fresh new insults are hurled in his direction.

“Hey you over there you!” Shouted one man “you smell so bad my pigs have just hidden. Ha ha ha”

As the grumpy, smelly man hears this new insult he can feel himself becoming just a slightly bit more grumpier and slightly more stinkier than he had been a few moments before.

“Oi smelly britches” laughs a little girl

“Get out of our town you grumpy smelly thing” shouts an angry women

“Leave us alone” adds another “your not welcome smelling like you do and looking as ugly as a dogs dinner”

Again as these new harsh words are spoken, our grumpy, smelly old man can feel himself grow just a little bit more grumpy and slightly more stinky.

The mayor of the town steps forward and delivers the final harsh words telling our old grumpy, smelly old man to leave.

Walking out of town our old man is feeling awful, he’s terribly hungry and extremely lonely. He feels even more grumpier than he did this morning and starts muttering under his smelly breath all the way to the next village.

It just so happens that our grumpy, smelly old man’s luck was about to change. For within the very next village their lived a wise man of high repute and a master in dealing with all matters of the heart and mind.

Upon entering the village, there seemed nothing unusual or special about this new place, fresh insults were hurled in his general direction, most he had heard before but they still hurt and he already felt slightly more grumpy then he did a moment ago. His heart sank and he began to feel like his life was hopeless, he was sure he wouldn’t eat today.

Hearing the commotion and the insults being dished out to someone new in town, the highly revered wise man approached the scene.

He watched as a local boy hurled a fresh new insult towards the grumpy, smelly old man, he saw how the onlooking crowd just laughed, but he also witnessed something else. He watched how each fresh new insult also made the grumpy, smelly old man just ever so slightly more smelly, and a little more grumpy.

And so he began to hatch a wise plan.

He explained to the villagers how this poor man was suffering greatly, and that the only cure for this great suffering was kindness. He told the local villagers that they must begin to praise the grumpy, smelly old man and bestow happiness upon him. For only this he said would heal the wounds of hatered found in this poor man’s heart.

On hearing this the villagers hearts went out to the grumpy old man.

“Welcome to our village” a young women said to the old man.

“You must be tired with all your walking let me help you” said another and gently took the old man’s shoulder.

And sure enough just like the wise man had said every time they welcomed the grumpy, smelly and old man into their hearts, every time they bestowed praise and kindness towards him, he would become ever so slightly less smelly and a touch less grumpy.

And the more the villagers could see with their own eyes how sending kindness towards the grumpy old man was working the more they praised him with their words of positivity, love and happiness, and the more the villagers gave compassion from their hearts the more the smelly, grumpy old man was becoming a happier and nicer person altogether.

Until eventually ever trace of the ugly, smelly, grumpy old man were replaced by a handsome, kindhearted and happy old man. He spent the rest of his days living in that wonderful little village, and became a life long student of the wise man who had turned his life around.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of Story:

What we think we become! The more we feed our negativity the more it grows, the more we add input to that negativity the more our minds produce the same thoughts and around and around it goes.

Be careful what you think and say!

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational positive life purpose & Motivational coach who Teaches Meditation & mindfulness techniques through the art of his original moral stories. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness, motivating and inspiring us to face our everyday problems with a renewed energy and vigour.


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The Beautiful Red Racing Car

A Motivational Moral Story

The Red Racing Car

A beautiful red racing car sits on the start line, ready and waiting. It sits patiently, still and calm, waiting for a driver.

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A hero approaches the car, a handsome fella all eager and fine, he waves to the expectant crowd, slips on his gloves and a helmet, then casually climbs inside.

The beautiful red racing car roars into life

The lights are go!

Our driver selects 1st gear, he can Smell the burning rubber as the beautiful red racing car launches off the start line.

He slips it into 2nd gear and Hears the roar of the engine groan with confidence as he asks for more.

Now up into 3rd he can Feel the power of this beautiful racing car, he can feel the speed picking up as he gets faster and faster.

Slipping it into 4th gear, he can Taste the champagne, he can taste the victory.

Into the 5th and final gear he can See himself getting faster as the countryside goes wizzing past seeing way in the distance the finishing line he eagerly press his foot harder to the floor.

But wait what’s this!

The racing car is beginning to slow, the driver isn’t selecting any more gears! the beautiful red racing car is coming to a stop.

With no gears selected the beautiful red racing car does indeed come gracefully to a complete stop. The driver is quiet and gently watching, a stillness lyes within his heart. Without those gears we call the 5 senses selected, our emotions, our driver is simply calm, relaxed and exuding peace.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of the Story:

The racing car represents you and me, our physical bodies. The driver represents our consciousness, our inner speech. The five gears represent each of our 5 senses of hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling and feeling. We select each gear at any given moment according to what has attracted us. The gear clicks in place and our mind creates thoughts from either previous experiences, future events or dissolves into a world of fantasy.

With one of those gears selected the racing car mind is captivated and propelled off at great speeds, into that future, past or fantasy world of jibba jabber.

But just like every racing car it needs a driver its consciousness to select those gears. If your mind is like that of the race car take it out of gear and slip it into neutral, just like the racing car your inner speech will gradually come to a stop. Without the input of the 5 senses our consciousness has nothing to fixate over, nothing to grasp or attach too. Eventually your consciousness and inner speech come a stop. What replaces that busyness we called inner speech is a peace and happiness so pure and indescribable, leaving you feeling renewed and energised.

How do we do this!

Become an observer of your mind, watch with great fascination without interference, input or control. Meditation and mindfulness are practiced to gain the focus need to observe rather than attach to that inner speech and just like the racing car the mind comes to a stop. Surprisingly quickly. It simply waits for an owner a driver to attach once again. In between a simple silence arises, a silence so sweet you will be wanting more and more.

Our minds are like little thought factories gently producing thoughts of future or past events all mixed with a dash of fantasy and influenced by those 5 senses of hearing, feeling, tasting, seeing and smelling. Our consciousness is the driver, the operator who selects each gear according to the distraction that arises. To observer, to watch, this interaction, this intwined game that’s played is what meditation is all about. To see with a true reality how exactly our minds operate, how they cause all of our own suffering, anxieties, stresses and unhappy states we naturally drop that which scolds, that which causes us harm. We see the true reality of nature and life itself as impermanent, forever changing and that attachment to an impermanence is what causes us such sorrow, heartache and needless suffering.

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational positive life purpose & Motivational coach who Teaches Meditation & mindfulness techniques through the art of his original moral stories. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness, motivating and inspiring us to face our everyday problems with a renewed energy and vigour.

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The Wise Mouse & Bouncy Tiger

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The wise Mouse & Bouncy Tiger

On a dusty windy road in the middle of the countryside a wise mouse is walking. He carries everything he needs on his back and is happy and content. With each small step he breaths in really experiencing his surroundings, the fresh air and the beautiful rolling countryside.

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Suddenly out of seemingly nowhere a bouncy tiger comes racing along the track. The tiger skids to a halt in a rather dramatic fashion and introduces himself to the mouse.

“Hello little mouse, I am Tony the bouncy tiger, do you want to race me?”

“Hello Tony tiger, I am Micheal mouse” replied our wise little mouse “I’m not in a rush Tony and have no need of a race, sorry”

“Oh come on” replies Tony bouncing up and down as he does so “it will be awesome”

“Sorry Tony, rushing around everywhere isn’t my thing, I like to breath in my surroundings and become present in the moment, I’m afraid running around we miss so much”

“Ohhhhhh please” replies Tony even more animated and bouncy

Our wise mouse has a little think to himself and decides the only way is to entertain the bouncy tiger’s idea of a race. And finally agrees.

Tony gets even more excited at the news and is uncontrollably bouncing around on the start line.

“So where do we race too” asks the little wise mouse

“Let’s race to the beautiful old tree, a few miles away” replies Tony “last one there smells like rotten cabbage”

The countdown begins

“3…..2…..1….. Go” shouts the mouse

The Tiger set off like a jet airplane leaving a cloud of dust as he goes, before long he is way out of sight and over the hill leaving our mouse far behind.

Back at the start line the dust finally settles and our little wise mouse picks up his rucksack and slowly sets off along the dirt road. Before long our mouse is happily enjoying the moment once again. Breathing in he becomes present, happy and content.

Far far ahead Tony the bouncy tiger is beginning to feel tired, the beautiful old tree is a lot further than he first thought. However he soon finds himself standing next to the old tree and feeling very triumphant indeed. The fast run has taken its effect and our Tiger is feeling sleepy and so decides to take a nap, safely in the knowledge a little mouses legs could never beat a tiger.

The wise mouse and bouncy tiger moral story,

Meanwhile at the back of the race our little wise mouse is quietly enjoying his stroll when he meets a lovely rabbit who has just made a fresh pot of herbal tea. He stays for a while before moving onwards where he then meets a lovely squirrel who shares her lunch. Feeling refreshed and energised our little mouse continues along the dusty road with an open heart, present in the moment. His next encounter is with a travelling band who play him a song as entertainment followed by a badger who teaches him a magic trick.

Finally our little mouse comes to the beautiful old tree where the bouncy tiger is still fast asleep.

After gently awakening the tiger the little mouse recounts his day and all about the lovely people he met along his journey. The tiger listened intently and is completely taken aback how many people and how much fun the little mouse has had along the very same road the tiger had come.

“How is it little mouse that I met no one and you had all this fun?” asked the tiger “even though we both took the same path”

“Because tiger your always in such a rush, bouncing around here and there and never really appreciating the moment your in” replied the mouse “You chose to run as fast as you could and to the destination, I chose to enjoy the journey, the fresh air, the countryside and my surroundings I was walking in. This gave me time to meet others and share in there joy and happiness. It isn’t the destination that’s important, yes it may be our final goal, it’s the journey however that’s truly important, it’s this very journey that makes and shapes our very lives it moulds us into who we are”

“Wow little mouse that is profound and it makes total sense to me. I’m going to from now on slow down and smell the roses, I’m going to enjoy the journey more than where I’m trying to get too.”

And together the little wise mouse and the bouncy Tiger slowly walked off together along the dusty road, each enjoying the moment and the journey they were on.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of the Story:

We all seem to live more and more hectic and busy lives, rushing from one task to the next never really taking enough time to appreciate and enjoy the simpler aspects of life. If you feel you are living your life like that of our tiger, at a hundred miles an hour and always busy. Then it’s time to stop and smell the roses. It’s time to look out for yourself and reconnect with the joys and delights of simplicity. Remember it’s the not the destination that’s all important in life but the journey it takes for us to get there.

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational positive life purpose & Motivational coach who Teaches Meditation & mindfulness techniques through the art of his original moral stories. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness, motivating and inspiring us to face our everyday problems with a renewed energy and vigour.


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Weekly Moral Story, The Travelling Monk

In ancient times it was customary for a traveling monk seeking lodging at a Zen monastery to engage in dharma combat with the abbot or head monk. If the wayfarer won the debate, he could stay; if not, he had to seek quarters elsewhere.

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Once a master assigned his attendant to engage in such an encounter with a traveling monk, who challenged him to a silent debate. It so happened that this attendant had but one eye.

Soon the wayfarer returned to the master, saying, “Your man is too good for me. I must journey on. I held up one finger to symbolize the Buddha. But he held up two fingers for the Buddha and the Dharma. So I held up three fingers for the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. But then he held up a clenched fist to indicate they were all one – so I ran to indicate I am no match for him.”

When the traveler who spoke these words left, the attendant arrived – angry and out of breath. “Where is that rascal?” he demanded. “First, he insulted me by holding up one finger to indicate I had only one eye. Determined to be polite in spite of that, I held up two fingers to indicate that, on the other hand, he was blessed with two eyes. But he just kept rubbing it in, for next he held up three fingers to indicate that all together there were only three eyes among us. So I went to hit him and he ran off! Where is he hiding?”

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Moral of Story

Remember that each and everyone of us has our own story going on within our hearts, no one else can ever walk in your shoes or know the pain and suffering you have experienced, a simple smile may change someone’s day completely, as does an insult, let’s choose our words and actions carefully and create compassion and loving kindness within the world.

The Fairy Gathering

Short Motivational Moral Story

The Fairy Gathering

Our story begins a long, long time ago, a time when the earth was covered in great forest and wild oceans. All the earth was filled with bountiful fruits and succulent berries, all except for the frozen land of the North and South Poles.

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It was a time when Fairies were the masters of all the creatures, for they were the law that kept everything so harmoniously balanced.

It was a day very much like today, all those years ago, when a decision had to be made over the fate of the Brown Bear.

A Fairy gathering was called and all the creatures and animals of the forest started to appear. The birds were first flying in to gather on the beaches above, all ever for their view. The great land animals were next to arrive, the Elephants, Foxes, Cats and Deer, all jostling and squeezing excited by what they were to hear.

For it was on this day the Fairies were to decide, on the mischievous behaviour of the Brown Bears

First called to tell their tale, are the Bee’s, who honey is under threat.

The Bears, it seems, have been stealing this precious of gifts and the Bees aren’t best pleased.

A hush and a Silence fall amongst the crowd, for no one steals from the Bees, this is a serious crime, something must be a miss.

But our second little chap called to tell their story is a harvest mouse,

Who’s berries have been stolen right from within his house.

The Mouse is upset and starts to jump up and down,

“What is to be done, those berries were for my winter to come”

The crowd gets animated by the stories of the Mouse and the Bee,

The Bears have been naughty that’s clear to see.

But what comes next from a golden locked girl, beats that of the Mouse and the Bee,

She says that three Bears came round and stole her tea.

Three Bowls Of porridge were laid out ready to eat,

When round came the Bears in off the street.

The evidence is clear, they stole that porridge ready to eat,

But that’s not all, because they were still upstairs fast asleep.

The noise is of talking, all wanting to see,

What the fate of the Bears will come to be.

The Fairies are in discussion for a very long time,

What do they do with those Bears who stepped out of line.

If you steal from a friend, they will no longer be,

And that goes without a question if you steal from me.

If something is stolen that feels precious to you,

The pain and sad feeling can stick with you like glue.

The Fairy Master stands ready to speak,

A hush and a quiet falls, not even a squeak.

For all the Bears a warning is given,

That lying and stealing are forbidden.

“Stealing is a serious crime, that’s clear for all us too see”,

“With our minds made up the punishment will hurt you more than me”

“All the Brown Bears who making stealing their goal”,

“I will banish you instantly to the North Pole”.

The Bears begin to protest, making a noise like a gun

But there’s no use moaning or groaning as the crimes have already been done.

“Our decision is final, and for all those who stole”,

“Your punishment shall be to the North Pole”.

With a woosh and a flash of great light

All the Brown Bears were instantly turned white.

With another Woosh and flash of light,

Those Beats that stole, vanished out of sight.

This concludes our story from a very long time ago,

On how the Brown Bears turned white and are now found at the North Pole.

So if your thinking of stealing, please think of this little tale,

Because in real life you will end up going to jail.

This is cute tale or short moral story that is only written to entertain and demonstrate the severity of stealing. We hope you enjoyed. No Brown Bears were actually hurt or turned white in the making of this story.

Author:Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of the story:

Stealing causes damage not only to the victims of stealing but also to the troubled and unsettled consciousness of the mind that stole.

We meditate to see that every thought and action we have creates karma, and all karma is the results of our inner dialogue and the actions that then take place. If we Steal we cause confusion within, leading to a troubled mind in the future.

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*Dhamma Tāpasā a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational teacher of mindfulness and meditation techniques through the art of storytelling. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness and the everyday problems we face.


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Weekly Moral Short Story

The Zen Master and his Dog

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The Zen teacher’s dog loved his evening romp with his master. The dog would bound ahead to fetch a stick, then run back, wag his tail, and wait for the next game.

On this particular evening, the teacher invited one of his brightest students to join him – a boy so intelligent that he became troubled by the contradictions in Buddhist doctrine.

“You must understand,” said the teacher, “that words are only guideposts. Never let the words or symbols get in the way of truth. Here, I’ll show you.”

With that the teacher called his happy dog. “Fetch me the moon,” he said to his dog and pointed to the full moon. “Where is my dog looking?” asked the teacher of the bright pupil.

“He’s looking at your finger.”

“Exactly. Don’t be like my dog. Don’t confuse the pointing finger with the thing that is being pointed at. “All our Buddhist words are only guideposts. Everyman fights his way through other men’s words to find his own truth

Author: Unknown

Moral of the story

Don’t believe everything you read or told. This includes all the Buddhist text and meditations, never take someone’s word for anything, always question what people tell you, explore within your own mind and heart what is right.