The Man that Lost all His Money.

An Original Motivational Moral Story

The Man that Lost all His Money

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Once upon a time there lived a man, that from the moment he could speak, talked about his lost money. He told anyone and everyone who would listen about his lost money.

As he grew up the little boy spent all his days searching for that lost money. He would search here and there, up high and down below, he searched behind old tree trunks and under large stones but all his searching turn up nothing.

The little boy grew into a teenager and became obsessed looking for his elusive lost money. Most of the villagers thought the boy a little mad and didn’t give him much attention, all except for one, a little old lady always kept a keen eye on the young boy.

He had turned over every rock and searched behind every old tree trunk many times by now, but all still in vain. And all this time the little old lady watched on in deep thought.

As time went on, the boy grew into a man, found himself a wife, married and had three children. He worked as a local blacksmith and became very good at what he did. As he steadily grew ever older he gradually forgot about his lost money and all that endless searching.

For the first time our hero found a peace and quietness, and an enjoyment in his everyday life. He loved his wonderful children dearly and enjoyed his work as a blacksmith immensely. And the thought of his lost money was forgotten.

It was at this stage in our hero’s life, that the little old lady, who had watched with eagerness how our hero had searched for his money, was called away on official government business.

The little old lady was called to the long standing king of the area. She had been his most trusted advisor when young, and now he need her wisdom more than ever. The neighbouring kingdom were a blood thirsty and greedy bunch intent on trouble, and had begun to turn their eyes towards his kingdom.

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The old lady advised weapons of steel to be made and that every man and women in the kingdom who could fight must be armed. She also knew just the man to make those swords.

Our hero quickly became inundated with orders and before long was employing workers to carry out the work. His reputation grew and grew along with the size of his workshop. He soon franchised out his business and before long, the man who had lost all his money became the wealthiest man in the district.

The moment our hero stopped searching, and so desperately wanting that money, accepting things just as they were, it is then that money found him.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of the Story:

In our lives it seems the more we want something the more it slips further away from us. This is because of something called attachment. And in life we can either attach to either the negative or the positive. Both however are constructs of your intelligence. From imaginations and memories, memories of past events and imaginings of how it should or could be for you. We need to learn to let go and live in the moment.

As humans we all experience the world around us through our 5 senses, that of hearing, smelling, tasting, seeing or feeling. These experiences are felt in only 3 ways inside our consciousness, they can either be positive, negative or natural. The neutral has no effect on us but both the positive and negative do cause is problems.

We suffer in life because of this intellect of ours, we attach to either those negative or positive experiences based on memories of past or imaginings of future events. We are stuck in our heads and forget the wider world around us. We resist sometimes becoming consumed by the negative and consumed by the longing for the positive, we don’t like this, we like this, I want that but don’t want the other.

When it comes to money the attachment can be strong. For most of us this attachment is wanting for more. However if you truly want a fatter bank balance you need to learn to let go of your intellect and just be. Become rooted in this present moment and resist the temptation to wallow in past dramas or dream of futures yet to be.

The more we attach ourselves the more problems we create, the more we can let go and be happy with whatever comes along that’s when the entire world seems to open up and give her life altering gifts.

This is now known and understood in the west as the law of attraction.

*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 Treasure Map

A Motivational Original Buddhist Moral Story

The Treasure Map

Whilst two best friends are out playing in the woods they discover an old wooden chest, lodged in a crumbling oak tree. Excitedly they open it up to discover every kids dream, a real life treasure map. It’s just how they imagined a treasure map would be, a big X is placed in the centre, with hand drawn forests, mountains and rivers covering the rest of the page. At the top of the page, and in bold fancy writing, it says “Treasure Map to the Pool of Karma!”

Our two best friends are beside themselves with excitement, and study the map with great concentration to find there bearings. The maps large X points them to a place called the Crooked Forest, next to the village of Crookham. From the little boys homes thats only 5km away, taking them across rolling fields and over two babbling brooks they will soon arrive at the Crooked Forest.

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The boys rush home and start to prepare for a great adventure. Before long sandwiches are made and a flask of tea is packed. Our two little boys, clutching the Treasure Map, boldly stride forward like brave knights of old.

With a skip in their step our two hero’s dance across the daisy covered fields, cross two little streams and soon find themselves in the village of Crookham. After some refreshments and getting some final directions they are soon standing at the entrance to the dark crooked forest.

The two hero’s stand there for a moment, a little scared and daunted by this immense dark forest stretching before them. Our two hero’s haven’t come this far for nothing and they both take deep breaths and pluck up the courage to push forward along the rarely trodden path.

They enter the crooked forest a little nervous but excited to find their treasure. Every tree is old and twisted, with huge branches reaching in every direction searching for any available slither of light. The vast canopy stretches over their heads making it a little dark and scary. The Crooked Forest it is indeed.

It’s not long before, in the distance, they see a little old lady bent double picking herbs. As they get closer they can see that this is no ordinary old lady, this beautiful old lady shines with kindness, warmth and compassion leaving a glow all about her.

Before they can introduce themselves the beautiful old lady speaks to them

“Hello my two hero’s, have you come looking for the Pool of Karma” she says in a kind, soft whisper.

Astonished that this beautiful old lady already knew their intentions before they had even spoken, left them both a little shocked and unable to reply for a few moments.

“We have indeed”, replies one of the boys.

“The Pool of Karma is no ordinary treasure, my two little hero’s, only those pure at heart will see it’s true brilliance shining back, others only see ripples across a dirty lake.”

“How do you mean? Those pure at heart”, asks the other boy.

“The pool of karma reflects back what and who we are” replies the beautiful old lady “For every action there is an equal reaction. For those that live with the right intentions, those who watch out for negative and potentially harming thoughts and those taking care of their actions so as not to harm others, these are the pure at heart.”

“What will we get to see?”, both the boys eagerly ask together.

Only you know if your pure at heart my little hero, only you truly know if your thoughts and actions are those of purity and not influenced by greed or manipulation.

“Now go my two little hero’s and discover for yourself”

The two boys thank the kind lady and bid their fair wells, then boldly stride forwards wondering if they were truly pure at heart.

A silence has fallen between the two boys as their anticipation grows. It’s Just past the twisted oak and it’s around the next corner. As they climb across the last few moss covered rocks they are treated to the most glorious slight. A large lake fills their eyes, edged with the most exotic tress they have ever seen. Every branch of every tree seems to be stretching and reaching out to touch the pool of Karma. The boys stand in amazement, in all their years this is the most beautiful sight they have ever seen.

The pool of Karma is still and silent, reflecting back the most beautiful light that sparkles and seems to dance for their eyes delight.

The two little boys are indeed pure at heart!

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

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Moral of the Story:

Karma is the result of our actions & thoughts. Wether good or bad every thought creates a sort of ripple effect out into the universe. Negative thoughts generate negative actions and positive thoughts generate positive actions. For every action there is an equal reaction. For those that live with the right intentions, those who watch out for negative and potentially harming thoughts and those taking care of their actions so as not to harm others you are the true hero’s in our world.

It seems sometimes our minds can run at a million miles an hour, so how do you keep track of what Your thinking. This is where meditation comes into play. A simple and effective way to not only help you relax and unwind after a long day, but meditation and being mindful will help you to notice those negative and harming thoughts a lot earlier, and thus reducing your negative Karma.

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I Hate My Boss and The Poison. A motivational short story.

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I Hate My Boss & The Poison.

Somewhere in middle America there lived a rather odd lady, named Patrica. Pratrica’s peculiarity was her strange hatred for her boss. This simple fact isn’t so odd or strange, there are many of us that hate our bosses! So what was it that made patricia’s situation very peculiar indeed?

Well let me explain.

Everyday Patrica spent at work, she would spend her time devising a cunning plan, a plan so devious that she thought it couldn’t fail. Then every night when Patricia went home she would put that plan into action.

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Every night Patrica would go home and make a concoction of poison to take her revenge out once and for all on her boss. And every night Patrica drank that poison expecting her boss to fall victim of her dastardly scheme. And as expected, every night Patrica fell violently ill with stomach cramps and sickness.

The pains experienced at night didn’t deter poor Patrica, and every day a new poison is imagined and every night she repeats the same routine.

Many many weeks pass this way without a days let up. Poor Patrica is now very week and tired from all the poison she drinks at night but still insists on the same routine.

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

Moral of the Story:-

Poor Patrica in our story is indeed peculiar, and to some, she might very well sound like a complete idiot, but we are ALL doing the same thing when it comes to our anger. We expect that pent up rage and hatred to be felt by the other person, which is exactly like drinking the poison and expecting the other to feel the effects.

When we can truly see this as fact we begin to let go of anger and hatred within ourselves. Meditation helps calm our minds and allows us to watch this process unfold before our minds eye. This is ‘direct experience learning’ rather than just knowing something as knowledge and it’s where true wisdom lies.

The next time you feel anger rising from within, try remember this little story and that peculiar poison we all seem to drink.

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The Two Zebra’s a Motivational Moral Story.

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The Two Zebra’s

Along a beautiful enchanted river path, two zebra’s walk side by side, enjoying the fresh air and tranquility of each moment.

They are best friends and have been for many years. Both have taken a different lifestyle approach to the main zebra herd, and choose instead to seek enlightenment.

The path twists a turns matching the river it’s following until It comes to a crossing point. It is here our two zebra’s must cross the river, wading through the current to the other side.

As they start taking their zebra socks and shoes off, suddenly a lion jumps out from the bushes beside them!

“Excuse me,” politely asks the Lion, “but I’m terribly frightened of the water and fast flowing current, would one of you be able to carry me across.”

Without thought or hesitation one of the zebra’s tells the lion to climb on his back, and hold on tight. With shoes and socks in one hand and a lion on one of the zebra’s backs, the three wade across the river to the safety of the other side.

The lion thanks the zebra and disappears into the undergrowth. The two zebra’s look at each other for a moment, then carry on wandering along the path, in silence. Once again enjoying the tranquility of each moment.

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It turned out that one our our zebra’s wasn’t enjoying the moment at all. The zebra who hadn’t picked up the lion was beginning to get himself quite worked up about something. Muttering under his breath as they walked, and the more he muttered under his breath, the more he was getting worked up.

Finally he broke the silence, it was too much for him to bare any longer, “why did you pick that lion up and allow it to climb on your back, are you insane?” He demanded, “lions eat us for breakfast, lunch and dinner! What were you thinking?” He raged further.

“Brother,” the second zebra calmly replied, “this happened many many miles back, it was I who carried the lion on my back and it was I who placed him down on the other side, over an hour ago. So why, brother, are you still carrying the lion with you?

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*

Moral of The Story:

We all can become obsessed with thoughts running around in our minds, Letting Go is easy to say but sometimes seemingly so difficult too do. To master this vital skill for happiness requires practice and training of the mind. Seeing how we naturally Let Go of our sense impressions, sound, smells, sights, that we have no interest in, as just one example, helps us see the skills needed to truly Let Go.

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The One Bad Apple

A Motivational Moral Story

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Once upon a time there lived an apple farmer. He was very good at growing apples and it gave him great satisfaction to see all his hard work over the year come to fruition with a glorious harvest.

On one particular morning as the farmer is taking his dog for a walk, he notices something out of place.

There’s one bad apple sitting high up on his most prized bountiful tree.

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“If that one bad apple were to spread to the rest of the apples and then the rest of the field my whole crop will be spoilt” he says to himself “I must do something, but what?”

He goes to the tractor shed to fetch a long pole. “That way I can poke it out the tree and stop the problem” He says to himself.

Try as he might the long pole just isn’t quite long enough and in an attempt to get that one bad apple a few goods ones are knock to the floor.

“This is no good” he says to himself “I need a better idea”

It’s once again back to the tractor shed, this time for a catapult. “That way I can shoot the one bad apple off it’s branch and my problem will be solved” he says to himself

Try as he might, our farmers aim isn’t so good and he can’t hit that one bad apple to save his life. In all the badly aimed and missed attempts a few good apples are also knocked to the floor.

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“This is no good” he thinks to himself “a better solution is need one that is fool proof.

It’s once again back to the tractor shed, this time the plan is to shake the tree so that one bad apple may fall to the ground solving the problem once and for all.

Try as he might no matter how hard the farmer shakes the tree that one bad apple just won’t budge. And in all his attempts a few good apples are shaken loose and fall to the ground.

A few more days pass and the farmer is now obsessed with that one bad apple sitting at the top of the tree.

With one final fool proof plan of attack the farmer arms himself with a chainsaw, if he can’t poke it out, shoot it out, or shake it out of the tree then he’s going to cut off the branch. That way he is sure he will rid himself of that one bad apple.

The farmer arrives at his prized apple tree and notices something for the first time. With all his concentration and days being taken up with that one bad apple, he had knocked, shaken and poked all the other apples to the ground where they now lay rotting. In an attempt to stop that one bad apple spreading to the rest, he had forgotten to notice all the other wonderful apples that had ripened on his prized apple tree.

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Moral of the Story:

Sometimes we spend too much time and effort looking at the One Bad Apple in our lives. What we forget to do is remember all the other wonderful apples we already have sitting in our apple tree.

Take time today too focus not on the one bad apple but the many ripe and wonderful apples you already have in your life.


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The Monk and The Snake

Short Inspirational Moral Story

The Monk and the Snake

Once a very long time ago there lived a Hermit Monk, he preferred to spend his time well away from the trappings of society and instead sought seclusion within nature to deepen his meditation practice. He would still visit the local village early each morning to collect his alms food and this had been the way our Monk lived for many years.

One fine afternoon, after our Monk had received his alms food he found his usual meditation cushion and began to be aware of his breathing and started to practice Samadhi Meditation. His concentration became so great our Monk sat for a very long time and didn’t notice the large snake coming closer and closer. Our Monk was absorbed with his one pointed concentration that he had become as still as a tree.

The large snake didn’t even notice the silent and still Monk who was meditating as still as a tree, all he noticed was a nice warm sleeping spot in those Monks robes all draped around his crossed legs, and in the sunshine, our snake snuggled into the Monks lap and fell fast asleep.

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An hour or so passed like this with our Monk in deep mediative concentration and our snake fast asleep on his lap, until slowly the Monk returned his concentration to his surroundings and began to become aware of an unusual weight in his lap. You can imagine the surprise of the Monk as he glanced down into his lap. As bold as brass a very large snake had indeed curled up in his lap and fallen fast asleep.

Fear grasped our Monk who instantly closed his eyes and started meditating again. He calmed himself and remembered his training, all things are impermanent and forever changing, and knew without a doubt the snake would move on again, and so he stayed in Meditation

But our snake was very comfortable and didn’t want to move, he stayed where he was fast asleep. This went on for many days until even the villagers had started to notice the absence of their Monk and decided to pay him a visit.

The villagers came with food and offerings and as they approached they noticed the Monk sat silently in Meditation, they were all so absorbed with the serenity of the Monk and his stillness that they didn’t notice the snake curled up fast asleep in his lap. Slowly each villager bowed with respect to the meditating monk and left their offerings and our monk to his meditation.

Life went on like this for many many days. Our Monk out of fear in a deep mediative concentration, our snake fast asleep on his lap all comfortable as can be, and the villagers coming each and every day to offer food.

Finally our snake found himself hungry and so uncurled himself from the Monks lap, stretched his biggest stretch he went off in search. Our Monk also slowly came out of meditation but something had changed deep within, he had sat for many days in complete absorption of his mind and saw as clear as a mountain lake the processes within our minds that cause humanity so much pain and suffering, he had attained enlightenment.

He had experienced for himself the true impermanence of all phenomena and the attachment to everything which causes our sufferings. As our monk slowly opened his eyes a great sense of loving kindness filled his heart, he noticed all the offerings from the local villagers and was compelled with compassion to help there sufferings. He packed his small bag an started the walk to the village where he stayed and taught for the rest of his life, the root causes of our sufferings and the way to enlightenment.

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Moral of the Story:

Sometimes Fear can compel us to do some remarkable things but also has the power to cripple our thinking. Everyone of us has experienced fear in our lives and it is how we move forward not allowing that fear to consume our thinking that is the key. Fear is a natural response to changeable and uncertain situations. To attach to that fear and live life within her is not a natural response, this is overthinking. If fear is having a crippling effect on your decision making, we are overthinking life and need to find a way to relax. Meditation helps to calm the mind and settle the overthinking. Feel the fear and do it anyway

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*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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