Ancient Stories

Ancient Stories

Inspiring Ancient Tale – Getting Good Returns With No Pursuit

Credit:nspirement The ancient moral tale Getting Good Returns With No Pursuit comes from Treasured Tales of China Vol. 2. This book is filled with historical stories and legends that foster morality and virtue. The short stories take us back to ancient times in China and the book sparkles with wisdom. It is translated by Dora […]

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Mermaids & mermen: Facts & legends

Credit: livescience.com Centuries ago, mysterious sea serpents and mermaids were believed to be hidden in the world’s vast oceans. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, the marine version of half-human, half-animal legends that have captured human imagination for ages. One source, the “Arabian Nights,” described mermaids as having “moon faces and hair like a […]

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A Match Made in Heaven

Credit: nspirement.com There’s a saying among people that when two people are so well-suited for each other, when things come together so perfectly that it’s as if their marriage was predestined, it’s a “match made in Heaven.”  But could this saying be more than just a saying? Could it have come about, and been passed […]

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The story of Angulimala

Credit: bangkokpost.com Lead astray by his teacher he became a murderer and collector of severed fingers. He was reformed by the Lord Buddha after he attempted to murder him. The story of Angulimala by Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo The Buddhist scriptures relate that one day, after his meal, the Buddha went out from the monastery where he was staying and […]

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2,800-Year-Old Castle Linked to Enigmatic Ancient Civilization Found in Turkey

The structures dates to the time of Urartu, a kingdom that clashed with the Assyrians in the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a 2,800-year-old castle linked to Urartu, an ancient kingdom that spanned modern-day Armenia, eastern Turkey and northwestern Iran. As Mesut Varol reports for the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA), experts discovered the ruins on a mountain […]

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Dragon Kings of Mythistory

Ancient China was a land where gods and mortals lived in tandem and created a divinely inspired culture. And so it became that early Chinese history and mythology are wholly intertwined. Our new “Mythistory” series introduces you to the main characters of the marvelous legends of China. Dragons. In Chinese lore they come in all […]

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An Ancient Chinese Story: Doing Business as Cultivation

Two thousand years ago, a scholar failed the imperial examinations over and over again. He finally tired of pursuing fame and money. He became determined to learn the Tao and went to a mountain cave to seek discipleship with a Taoist master. After carefully examining the scholar, the Taoist was delighted to have him as a […]

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