10 Simple Stories To Enhance Your Vision And Understanding


Short Simple Stories To Enhance Your Vision And Understanding


Short Simple Stories For Everyone: Who does not like reading stories? Whether children or old, they are unable to protect themselves from the enticing attraction of stories. Sometimes a good story changes the whole direction of your life.

Simple Stories For Kids

Today we have brought some simple stories for you that will help you change your attitude towards life and learn something better.

1. Three Fishes: A Simple Story About The Importance of Vision

Once upon a time, there lived three fish in a pond. One of them was named ‘Ekabuddhi’ (One Wisdom), the other ‘Shatbuddhi’ (Hundred Wisdom), and the third one ‘Sahastrabuddhi’ (Thousand Wisdom). All three fishes had their own qualities, but along with this, all three were good friends.

One day some fishermen came to the pond. Seeing it full of fish, one of them said, “There are many fish here, tomorrow we will cast our net here. After staying for some time, they left the place. Those three fishes also heard the words of the fishermen.

‘Sahastrabuddhi’ said, “It’s fine to stay here; these people don’t need to come tomorrow.” ‘Shatbuddhi’ said, “Tomorrow, when the fishermen will come, the decision will be taken according to that time.

The third ‘Ekbuddhi’ said, “It is good that we should change the pond today itself and after saying this she went to another pond. The fishermen came the next day and as soon as they came they put their net in the pond.

Along with other fishes, both these fishes ‘Sahastrabuddhi’ and ‘Shatbuddhi’ were also caught. Knowing the adverse situation, Shatbuddhi pretended to be dead.

Thinking that he was dead, the fishermen pulled him out of the net. She jumped up and swam in the deep water to the other side. ‘Sahastrabuddhi’ was caught and kept on regretting her fate.

In this way, there are three types of people in this world who are visionary, who make quick decisions, and who believe only in fate.

Moral of The Story: Visionary people anticipate upcoming events and circumstances well in advance, that’s why they often do not get entangled in troubles and take advantage of opportunities wisely and reach the heights of success soon.

Even those who make quick decisions are often saved from facing troubles, but those who sit idly keep on repenting. God has blessed all of us with many talents, one of them is a highly developed intellect and a positive outlook but he has left it upon us to decide how to use it.

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2. Knowing Fish: A Short & Simple Story on Sense of Humor

One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. “Look at the fish swimming about,” said Chuang Tzu, “They are really enjoying themselves.”

“You are not a fish,” replied the friend, “So you can’t truly know that they are enjoying themselves.”

“You are not me,” said Chuang Tzu. “So how do you know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?”

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Simple Stories That May Help You Enhance Your Understanding

3. The Dead Man’s Answer: A Simple Story About Understanding

When Mamiya, who later became a well-known preacher, went to a teacher for personal guidance, he was asked to explain the sound of one hand. Mamiya concentrated on what the sound of one hand might be.

“You are not working hard enough,” his teacher told him. “You are too attached to food, wealth, things, and that sound. It would be better if you died. That would solve the problem.”

The next time Mamiya appeared before his teacher he was again asked what he had to show regarding the sound of one hand. Mamiya at once fell over as if he were dead.

“You are dead all right” observed the teacher. “But how about that sound?”

“I haven’t solved that yet,” replied Mamiya, looking up.

“Dead men do not speak,” said the teacher, “Get out!”

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4. Ritual Cat: A Funny Story About Following Tradition Blindly

When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, the cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. So the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice.

Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up.

Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.

Moral of The Story: Do not follow tradition blindly.

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5. A Horse And An Ass: A Simple Story For Kids

A Horse and an Ass were traveling together. The Horse prancing along in its fine trappings. The Ass carrying with difficulty the heavy weight in its panniers.

“I wish I were you,” sighed the Ass; “nothing to do and well fed, and all that fine harness upon you.”

The next day, however, there was a great battle, and the Horse was wounded to death in the final charge of the day.

His friend, the Ass, happened to pass by shortly afterward and found him on the point of death. “I was wrong,” said the Ass.

Moral of The Story: “Better humble security than gilded danger.”

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6. No Longer Ugly: A Simple Story About A Dog & His Owner

Once upon a time, there was a boy who had a dog. The boy and the dog loved each other and played happily as dear friends. But one day the dog did something the boy’s parents didn’t like. To appease his parents, the boy had to send the dog away. Years passed, and the boy forgot there had ever been a dog.

But inside him, there was still a place where something was missing. When he was a man, the missing place called him so strongly that he had to go in search of what he needed. His search brought him to the edge of a forest. Not knowing why, he found himself sitting, waiting.

Slowly, gradually, two burning eyes appeared in the darkness of the forest. The young man waited. Slowly, gradually, a long pointed nose emerged. The young man waited. Finally, out of the forest, slinking, there came an animal: thin, scarred, muddy, matted with burrs.

You would hardly know it had ever been a dog. The young man greeted it softly: Hello. The ugly dog stopped, untrusting. The young man felt in his body the memory stirring of the good and happy times with his friend. He said to the animal before him,

“I want to know how it has been for you, all these years in exile.” And in his own way, the dog told him, this, and this. Sad, lonely, scared, bitter. The young man told the dog that he had heard it. He heard all that he had gone through.

And with this hearing, the dog visibly softened, became warmer and more trusting. After some time, it came close enough to be touched. When the young man touched the dog, he could feel the missing place inside him begin to fill in.

And soon after he took the dog home, and gave it a bath and a warm place by the fire – after it felt loved again – it was no longer ugly. It was beautiful.

Courtesy: ‘The Radical Acceptance of Everything’ by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin (Calluna Press, 2005)

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7. Power of Practice: A Simple Story About Effort

Once, Lord Indra got upset with farmers. He announced there would be no rain for the next 12 years and they won’t be able to produce crops. Farmers begged for clemency from Lord Indra, who then said, that Rain would be possible only if Lord Shiva played his Damaru (power drum), but he secretly requested Lord Shiva not to agree to these farmers.

When armers reached Lord Shiva he repeated the same thing that he will play Damaru after 12 years. Disappointed farmers decided to wait 12 years but one farmer regularly was digging treating & putting manure in the soil and sowing the seeds even with no crop emerging.

Other farmers were making fun of that farmer. After 3 years all farmers asked that farmer why are you wasting your time and energy when you know that rains will not come before 12 years. He replied, “I know that crop won’t come out but I’m doing it as a matter of “practice”.

After 12 years I will forget the process of growing crops and working in the field so I must keep it doing so that I’m fit to produce the crop, the moment there is rain after 12 years. Hearing his argument Goddess Parvati praised his version before Lord Shiva.

She said, “You may also lose the practice of playing the Damaru after 12 years.” The innocent Lord Shiva in his anxiety just tried to play the Damru, if he could… and hearing the sound of Damaru immediately there was rain.

The farmer who was routinely working in the field got his crop out immediately, while others were disappointed. It is the practice that keeps on making you perfect.

Moral of The Story: Practice is the essence of quality survival. The game is won during the practice, not during the performance. You become even diseased or old just because you don’t practice on your body or mind.

Courtesy: Kartic Vaidyanathan

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8. Be Humble, Not Passive: A Simple Story About Humility

Babin and his SEAL team were just returning to their combat outpost from a two-day mission in Ramadi, Iraq. Tired, dirty, and hungry, he and his men entered the compound looking forward to a much-needed break. Just inside the outpost entrance was a semi-truck trailer containing thousands of sandbags.

A team of Soldiers was carrying those heavy bags, one at a time, up three flights of stairs, to reinforce a position on the rooftop. It was hot difficult work in the mid-day Iraqi sun. The SEALS had finished their job; the Soldiers were doing theirs.

As an elite special operations force, the SEALs didn’t have to do anything but continue to walk. But Babin relates that the idea of just walking by didn’t feel right. He recognized that these were the same Soldiers who supported the SEALs on their missions.

They provided security, gave them a safe place to rest and refit, and were ready at a moment’s notice to send quick-reaction teams to rescue the SEALs if they ever got into something they couldn’t handle.

He saw them as his brothers in arms; ignoring their toil just wouldn’t do. The Soldier’s commander was there, so Babin offered to help. The commander waved them off, thankful for the offer, “Ya’ll get some rest. We’ll take care of the sandbags.”

Babin exchanged glances with his platoon chief, there was an unspoken agreement, and then he responded, “Negative, we’ll help with the sandbags.”

He had his men drop their combat gear, and for the next 45 minutes, they all pitched in to help carry the sandbags up three flights of stairs to the roof. When they were done, they picked up their gear and headed off.

Moral of The Story: Maybe you think, “Big deal, so they schlepped some sandbags around.” But it is a big deal because it signals respect. Hauling sandbags is tough grunt work nobody looks forward to, but it is essential.

In stopping to help the Soldiers, the SEALs were showing that they were not above the work the Soldiers were doing and that they were just as willing to break a sweat and get dirty if necessary.

It strengthens mutual bonds. As a spontaneous, voluntary act, stepping in to help someone in need creates an unspoken sense of reciprocity. That was clearly not the SEAL’s intent – they just felt the call to help.

Courtesy: The Dichotomy of Leadership By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

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9. God Is Everywhere: A Simple Story With A Message

Once in a town in India, there lived a boy who decided to meet God. He knew that the place where God lives was far so he packed his bag in which he put some boots, twinkies, and seven packs of root beer. He started his journey and on his way, he sat at the park.

Beside him, there was an old lady who was sitting by staring at the pigeons. The boy was hungry so he took out root beer and started drinking. But before he starts drinking he asks the old lady for the drink.

The old lady was thirsty so she couldn’t deny it and drank the root beer. After drinking, she gave a smile, and as the boy saw the smile he was happy seeing the smile. Then he again asked the old lady for the drink.

She again smiled. The boy was delighted to see the best smile and cute smile. They sat there drinking and smiling but did not even utter a word. When it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was.

So he decide to leave the place and returned home. He gathered all his belongings and started to leave. Ongoing a few steps he returned and hugged the old woman. She gave a big smile and they both left for their homes.

When the boy entered his house and opened his shoes he was smiling. When his mother asked why he was smiling, the boy said, “Today I met God in the face of an old woman.”

On the other hand, when the old woman returned to his home she too was smiling. Her son asked, “Why are you smiling, mom?”

She said, “Today I met God in the form of a little boy”

Moral of The Story: God is everywhere so keep smiling and make everyone smile.

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A Simple Story About The Importance of Humility & Money

10. A Simple Story About The Value of Little Things

I work and live in Bangalore. It’s one of the most overcrowded cities in India with a high cost of living. I value money but before this incident, I did not care for change of ₹1 or 2 on buses or in any shops. I would ignore or forget to put it back together. I needed a break from work so me and my friends planned for a Himalayan trip.

During the journey, ATM service was almost negligible because due to less population in the hilly areas, development here was slow as compared to urban areas. Finally, we reached the last village of the Indo-Tibet border – Mana. It’s a very beautiful place with so many mythological stories.

Here people are so humble and innocent. If you ask for hotel availability, they will allow you to stay in their homes without any charges for food offerings. We were roaming in the village and crossed many places where ladies were weaving sweaters, socks, shawls, and caps from wool and feather threads.

They were selling these goods for a very low price, usually ten times less price than what we get in the market. We crossed a small shop, I saw a woolen crowned cap attached with a muffler which was perfectly woven. The material was soft and gave sufficient warmth.

I asked the seller about the price she quoted ₹250. I searched all my bag and my pockets and could accumulate only ₹200. I showed her saying I have only this amount. She smiled at me and gave me the cap. I was so happy about the cap.

I moved from the shop. She called me back and gave me ₹25 saying you don’t have money Keep this for your emergency. At that moment ₹25 Was almost equivalent to ₹1000 for me.

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I was surprised by her kindness and that incident changed the value of every single rupee. I thanked her for her wonderful nature and returned to our hired cab. Since I was short of money I went to the nearest ATM and withdrew money. The next day we returned to Bangalore.

One day I was traveling in a Volvo, its ticket was ₹19. I gave ₹20 note. The conductor handed me the ticket and went ahead. The bus reached the stop where I was supposed to get down. I was alerted with one rupee change and asked the same from the conductor.

He gave me such a weird look as if I had asked for his salary. He handed me one rupee saying that next time you ride the bus bring ₹9 change, we cannot carry one rupee for every customer. These incidents amazed me.

People who have very little (any material things) are so humble and know its value and help others. But people who have more will try not to share or give back.

Moral of The Story: Please be humble and help the needy; you never know the future when you will be in that situation.

We hope these simple stories have inspired you a lot. To read more inspiring stories please have a look at our 100 Best Short Stories for Adults. And do not forget to share these stories with your friends and followers as everybody needs little a bit of motivation in this chaotic world.

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