Traditional Stories of Simple Faith - A Book for Children and Adults
This is a book of ordinary human beings like you and I. Some of them are centuries-old. Some of them just happened the other day. But they are stories of ordinary miracles which are a part and parcel of the human fabric until we recognize them. More
Table of Contents
The Little Milkmaid
The Story of St. Dhanna
The Doors of God’s House
The Bear – a Story from Ancient Egypt
The Chosen Ones
Beliefs in Horoscopes
The Missing Prayer Wheel
“Be Not Thee Afraid”
Krishna and Sudama
When I wrote my book, Experiments In Faith , I began to think that I had been to so many places and read so many books, as well as scriptures and listened to so many stories of different cultures and faiths, that I could compile some of the more beautiful ones in a book of fairytales for children and adults alike.
This is a book of ordinary human beings like you and I. Some of them are centuries-old. Some of them just happened the other day. But they are stories of ordinary miracles which are a part and parcel of the human fabric until we recognize them. Many of the stories are local folklore, and you are not going to see them very often in books, but they have been part of the social fabric for hundreds of years.
Apart from traditional stories, I would like to tell you some real stories of faith, told by the elders, and how it has the power to change fates.
Some of the stories have been taken from literature, some of them are real-life, some of them have been spoken by word-of-mouth, from generation to generation, but all of them talk about the power of faith.
And how Gods can be moved and ordered by their devotees as in the case of Saint Dhanna. Along with that, you are going to read about my possible meeting with the Tibetan version of "The Wandering Jew," so if you still do not believe that angels and the great ones walk among us, you might yet change your mind.
Do not read this book as a cynic. Many of us are so inclined to scoff, thinking, hey, this cannot happen, miracles do not happen, but that is because we have lost the innocence of a simple faithful heart, and we are much more apt to look at everything through dark-colored glasses.
So browse through them to your hearts content, and read them at your leisure and for your pleasure. These are stories of different religions, and different faiths from different parts of the world, but all of them are ones I heard as a child, as fairytales or traditional folklore.
Now let me start with my favorite story, the story of a river and a little milkmaid.
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