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How to Get to Heaven

A man with a dog walked on a long and tiresome road. He walked for a long time and got very tired. The dog was tired too.  Suddenly in front of him he noticed an oasis! A beautiful gate – and behind the fence – music, flowers, the sound of a stream.  “What is this … Read more

Not the Right Key

A man decided to go on a long journey. Since he was an old man and had recently married a beautiful young woman, he was very worried that she would not remain faithful to him. So, he ordered a “belt of loyalty”, and, before leaving, he put it on his wife. The only problem was: … Read more

Don’t Look Back

A woman was walking down the street. A man noticed her and started following her. The woman stopped and asked: – Why are you following me? – I fell in love with you. – Well, my sister is much prettier than I am. And she is right behind you. Have a look. The man looked … Read more

Puppets

Two friends were walking down the street. One of them complained to the other about the misfortunes of his family life. His wife had been nagging him for a decade, constantly fighting, demanding enormous amounts of attention and money for all kinds of trivial things, and routinely loading him with endless lists of household chores. … Read more

In the Eye of the Beholder

Once upon a time, a terrible dragon settled beside a stream in the mountains. The people were left without water. Women were crying, children were dying of thirst. The men tried to kill the dragon, but he swept everyone with his long tail. The people were in despair. It was at this time that a … Read more

How to Get the King’s Daughter

One king had only one daughter. When she was ten years old, she began to run so fast that she had no equal. And when the time came, the king announced throughout the kingdom that his daughter will marry the one who will be able to outrun her in a race. To make things even … Read more

Dodo

An inspector of a hospital for the insane, saw that one of the patients was rocking back and forth in a chair, muttering constantly to himself in a soft contented voice: “Dodo, Dodo, Dodo…” – What’s his problem? – he asked the doctor. – It’s Dodo. It’s all because of her. That’s the woman who … Read more

Most Difficult Thing to Draw

An artist was once asked: – Which is the most difficult thing to draw? He replied: – It’s hardest to draw a rooster. – And which is the easiest thing to draw? – It’s easiest to draw a God or a ghost – the artist replied. – How so? – the people were amazed. The … Read more

Not All at Once – An Inspirational Story About Teachers

One day a preacher entered a sermon hall to address his believers. But, this time, the room was empty, except for a young stable boy who was sitting in the front row. – Do you want me to speak for you alone or just skip today’s sermon? – Sir, I’m a simple person and I … Read more

Useful Knowledge – A Motivational Story

In ancient times, there lived a man called Zhu. He heard that there was an old hunter called Ma Tan who knew how to kill dragons. So, Zhu went to him and asked to teach him how to kill dragons. – It’s a difficult art – replied Ma Tan. – Are you ready to study … Read more

The Cost of Good Work – An Inspirational Story About Results

One day a farmer’s tractor stopped working. His attempts to repair the tractor were not successful. So, he finally called a specialist. The specialist examined the tractor, lifted the hood and checked everything carefully. Then he took a hammer, hit the motor once and – suddenly – it started working. The motor began to hum, … Read more

The Emperor and the Crane

A certain sage brought a glass of living water to an emperor and said: – “If you drink this water – you will become immortal. If you don’t – you will eventually end up in the country of the dead. Just like everybody else.” The emperor thought a while about the offer, but couldn’t decide … Read more

The Royal Caravan

One day, a poor man appeared at the door of a royal palace. No one dared to stop him when he headed straight for the throne on which a king was seated. – What do you need? – asked the king. – A place in the caravan, to spend the night. – This is not … Read more

One Hundred or Two Hundred

Once upon a time, there lived one merchant. And like all merchants, he bought goods from one place, and travelled to sell them in another. From time to time, he would stop his caravan, and after resting a while, he would move on forward. But, once, after making few stops, he discovered that he had … Read more

Don’t Look for the Guilty One

A long time ago, in a kingdom far away, there lived two knights who befriended each other. The first one was smart, and the second one stupid. Nevertheless, they gave each other a promise of loyalty – that neither of them will leave the other in good times or in need, and that they will … Read more

The Fox and the Crane

The Fox and the Crane became friends. After a while, the Fox invited the Crane over for dinner. The Crane accepted the invitation and went to the Fox’s house. The Fox had some soup  prepared and served it on a flat plate. The Crane tried peck-peck-pecking on the plate, but couldn’t get anything in his … Read more

If—

An Inspirational Poem About Acceptance   by Rudyard Kipling   If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, … Read more

Mutual Help – An Inspirational Story About Compassion

A believer once went to the Prophet and asked to see heaven and hell. The Prophet took his hand and led him to a palace. When they entered one room, he saw multitudes of people. In the middle of the room, there was a long table with a pot full of soup, spreading a pleasant … Read more

The Broken Jug – A Story About Helpers

A small clay water jug stood on the stove. And in the corner of the room, a sick man lay on the bed. He was tormented by extreme thirst. “Just a sip, just a sip,” he groaned. But there was no one in the room. His pleas were so heartbreaking that the jug could not … Read more

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