Bodhi Light Tales

Bodhi Light Tales

By Fo Guang Podcast
Weekly tales of wisdom for mindful people on the go.
Host: Venerable Miao Guang

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Acknowledgments:
1. All stories of Bodhi Light Tales are based on Venerable Master Hsing Yun's works.
2. Logo Design by Sedona Garcia
3. Music by Nicholas Ng (Australia)
4. Stories edited by FGS Institute of Humanistic Buddhism, Center of Int'l Affairs

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56 - Soccer Game
During a soccer match, both Ben’s shirt and his girlfriend’s hair caught on fire by accident. How were they able to react selflessly?
06:36
July 6, 2020
55 - Mind Your Own Business
When a ferryman accidentally killed many sea creatures while ferrying passengers, who should bear the responsibility? The ferryman or the passengers?
07:20
June 29, 2020
54 - Follow the Rules
There was once two children who didn't want to follow the rules. Their parents decided to teach them a lesson...
07:58
June 22, 2020
53 - Being Saved
A deaf man, a blind man, and a crippled man lived together in a house. One day, their house caught fire. How did they survive the fire?
07:23
June 15, 2020
52 - Returning His Worries
There was once a very happy couple. Their rich neighbor couldn't understand why they can be so happy, while he's miserable. One day, he decided to give them some of his worries.
09:11
June 8, 2020
51 - Barks of Life
Ray's marriage is no longer bringing him happiness just after a year. Feeling dejected, he visited a temple to seek advise from a Venerable. 
09:47
June 1, 2020
50 - Better off Blind
A loving couple became blind when they were young. 30 years later, they regained their eyesight, but only to find out an upsetting truth.
09:53
May 25, 2020
49 - A Boy’s Offering
Jaya was building castles from dirt when the Buddha was passing by. Jaya innocently offered corps made of dirt to the Buddha. How did the Buddha react?
06:47
May 18, 2020
48 - Dirty Basin
Rahula, the son of Buddha, had the mischievous habit of lying for fun. How did the Buddha teach Rahula a lesson?
07:45
May 11, 2020
47 - A Night Out
Chan Master Sengai caught his disciples red-handed for sneaking out of the monastery at night. How did he handle the situation with compassion and wisdom? 
07:37
May 4, 2020
46 - Death and Life
Ida's husband passed away suddenly, and she had a hard time accepting his death. How can she cope with the reality?
07:37
April 27, 2020
45 - Nudist Country
Jordan and Oliver are businessmen. While passing through a nudist country, they experienced a culture shock. How can they successfully sell their products?
09:18
April 20, 2020
44 - A Loving Son
Leah has a serious gambling addiction, and neglected her husband and son. It was her son's birthday one day, but she couldn't even afford a cake due to her gambling habit...
09:24
April 13, 2020
43 - The Happy Mom Washing Machine
Bryan and Isabel saved up their allowance in order to help their mother with laundry washing. However, they were short in cash to buy the cheapest washing machine...
09:40
April 6, 2020
42 - A Bowl of Noodles
Annie was upset with her mother, and ran away from home. However, she forgot her wallet, and was starving when she arrived at a noodle store...
09:07
March 30, 2020
41 - The Royal Beggar
One day, Mila, a homeless beggar, wanted to give an offering to the temple. Having nothing with her, she was pleasantly surprised when she found something she could offer in her pocket...
09:26
March 23, 2020
40 - Flowers or Fish?
A group of fisherman had no choice but to spend the night at a florist's storeroom. However, they weren't able to sleep at night, and were surprised to find out the true reason behind their insomnia...
07:51
March 16, 2020
39 - One-legged Duck
Richard is a busy CEO who is very serious and rarely show affection to his wife, Jane. One day, Jane had a conflict with Richard about ducks being one-legged.
06:38
March 9, 2020
38 - Life-saving
Martin, a doctor, missed his flight as he was trying to save a young lady from a serious car accident, without realizing the true identity of this young lady...
08:16
March 2, 2020
37 - The Poisonous Scorpion
There was once a scorpion who needed help to cross the river, but no animals are willing to because they were afraid of him. He finally got the help of a turtle, unfortunately, habits are hard to change...
07:41
February 24, 2020
36 - The Crow’s Caw
There was once a crow who was disliked by the village. Feeling disheartened, the crow wanted to move to another village, but a magpie persuaded him to face his problem the right way.
07:21
February 17, 2020
35 - The Two-Headed Bird
There was once a two-headed bird with two heads of its own mind, but with a shared body. One day, one of them was extremely upset with the other, and decided to take a revenge.
07:00
February 10, 2020
34 - Turtle and the Cranes
Once upon a time, there was a turtle and two cranes who were best friends. The turtle always wanted to fly, and the two cranes came up with a plan to satisfy the turtle's wish...
08:39
February 4, 2020
33 - Living with Contentment
A philosophy student, Alex, asked his teacher "What is love?" And before his teacher gave the answer, he asked Alex to go through a wheat field. What's the relationship between a wheat field and love?
06:37
January 27, 2020
32 - Three Times Eight
Yan Hui, a disciple of Confucius, got into an argument with someone who insisted that three times eight is 23, and is willing to sacrifice his life for this answer. The two came before Confucius to get the final answer, and Yan Hui was surprised by his teacher's answer.
08:01
January 20, 2020
31 - Five Dollar Silence
Wise retired Larry could not bare the noise created by a group of singing teenagers near his home, and decided to use a smart strategy to make them leave willingly.
06:40
January 13, 2020
30 - Keep it Secret
King Ashoka didn't want to pay respects to a novice monk in front of a crowd because of his status, but still felt obligated to do it. How can he make sure this act remains a secret?
05:51
January 6, 2020
29 - Nothing to Give
Paul received help from a passerby who demanded Paul to repay him. Paul said he has nothing to give, but the man insisted on getting something. What can Paul do?
06:04
December 30, 2019
28 - The Mind of Chan
Prajna and Suddha often cross paths at the market, and Suddha was constantly dumbfounded by whatever Prajna said.
06:41
December 23, 2019
27 - Kill It with Laughter
A king was sick and no doctors could figure out what happened. A monastic visited the king and shared a story that miraculously made the king feel better.
07:09
December 16, 2019
26 - Chilling Out in the Poop
Chan Master, Zhaozhou, was having a competition with his disciple on who can describe themselves as the dirtiest, smelliest, and lowliest word. Who won with which word?
06:18
December 9, 2019
25 - Peaceful Orchids
Chan Master Jin Dai was very much in love with his garden of orchids. One day, something disastrous happened to his beloved orchids, how did he handle his disappointment?
06:22
December 2, 2019
24 - The Blind Lamp
David, who’s blind, was traveling at night with a lamp. However, his lamp was extinguished, and he got into an argument because others can’t see him. How did David handle the situation?
05:49
November 25, 2019
23 - Fruit Portrait
Dorothy offered her son George a plate of fruit, and instead of eating it directly, George started drawing on it. Dorothy reprimanded him furiously, but only to realize she was wrong about his intentions...
06:55
November 18, 2019
22 - Six Sense Organs
The eyes, nose, ears, and mouth are arguing who’s more important, and insisted that the useless eyebrows shouldn’t be higher than everyone else...
06:12
November 11, 2019
21 - Cookie Fight
A couple wanted the only cookie for themselves so much that they competed on who can remain silent the longest. While competing, a thief came into their house...
05:55
November 4, 2019
20 - The Wooden Bowl
After feeling frustrated with his dad for breaking bowls during mealtimes, Andrew made a wooden bowl for him. Feeling smart, Andrew was later surprised when he found what his own son has been trying to make...
06:11
October 28, 2019
19 - The Four Envelopes
Michael was very unhappy as he’s always worried about his company and home. He met a monk at a monastery, and was given four envelopes to solve his problems.
06:42
October 21, 2019
18 - Deception of Our Senses
After a Chan Master crossed the river with a woman on his back, Sutta thought his Master was a hypocrite for giving into the temptation of beauty. One day, he decided to confront his Master...
06:17
October 14, 2019
17 - Let Go and Be Saved
Jack accidentally fell off the cliff while hiking, and is now stuck in midair with his hands grabbing onto a vine. How will Jack survive this adversity?
06:52
October 7, 2019
16 - The Squashed Frog
Han accidentally stepped on a frog one night, and felt upset all night. The next day, he tried finding the frog again but found something else instead...
06:39
September 30, 2019
15 - Watching the doors
Jerry the butler was asked to watch Rick’s doors while he’s away. A musical came in town, and Jerry had to come up with a way to watch both the musical, and Rick’s doors...
05:47
September 23, 2019
14 - Cultivation Starts With the Mind
Scholar Su Dongpo and Chan Master Foyin were meditating together when the Scholar thought of an idea to trounce the Chan Master and leave him speechless. But the Scholar’s taunting did not go as planned...
07:22
September 16, 2019
13 - Baby Monkey Waters Flowers
Michael the gardener had to leave his garden to the care of Papa Monkey and Baby Monkey. A few days later, Michael returned only to be surprised by the conditions of his garden.
07:09
September 9, 2019
12 - The Third Floor
Marcus was inspired by his friend James’s beautiful third floor. He hired builders to build one for himself, but with an extremely unreasonable requirement...
05:42
September 2, 2019
11 - Tuning the String Properly
A novice monk was very dedicated to his practice, but had a burnout. Thinking that he’s not suitable to be a monk, he went to his teacher to quit. His teacher asked him about how to tune a guitar instead...
06:06
August 26, 2019
10 - The Overflowing Cup
Aaron wanted to prove his intelligence by challenging the Chan Master with a question. The Chan Master made Aaron realized his ego through a simple cup of tea. 
06:18
August 19, 2019
9 - Jealousy, Thy Name is Weakness
 A great master had pain in both his legs due to arthritis. His two disciples offered to massage each of his legs to relieve the pain. Wanting to encourage the disciples to learn from each other, the master often praised the other disciple in front of each of them. However. this stirred jealousy between the disciples that led to a tragedy in the end. 
05:04
August 12, 2019
8 - Bubble Necklace
King Louise's daughter, Princess Bella, wanted a necklace made of bubbles in the pond. The king, not wanting to disappoint Bella, gathered all the florists in the city to solve this problem. No one could do it, until the oldest florist came up with a plan to help the daughter realize her attachment to impermanent things. Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bodhilightpodcasts
06:45
August 5, 2019
7 - Finding Our Long Lost Mind
Simon, a tofu maker, finally attained permission to enter the meditation hall after promising to remain silent and meditate. Through taming his monkey mind, he realized something that he had long forgotten. 
05:29
July 29, 2019
6 - To Have Only Stolen Once
One night, Peter tried to steal from Chan Master Shiwu but was caught red-handed. The Chan Master shared that he's ever only stolen once in his life, but was forever satisfied since.
05:28
July 22, 2019
5 - Compassion Is Like a Bridge
A man seeks advice from a monk about his troubles at work as he was unable to relate to his colleagues. The monk inquires about the man's relationship with his pet dog, and in his own answer the man found the solution.
05:16
July 15, 2019
4 - A Simple Change Of Mind
There was an old woman who cried everyday, rain or shine as she thought about her two daughters. A Buddhist monk taught her to change her perspective and she smiled everyday since...
04:36
July 8, 2019
3 - A Respectful Heart is the Buddha's Heart
The five fingers were arguing over who's the leader among all the fingers. They later realized that a good leader needs to be humble, respectful, and compassionate...
05:40
July 1, 2019
2 - Where is Happiness?
Once upon a time, there were 2 homeless dogs who had only each other. The younger dog always wondered how to find happiness, and the older dog shared his wisdom.
03:37
June 24, 2019
1 - The Four Wives
A man is on his death bed, and doesn't want to die alone. He has four wives, and asks them who would go with him...
04:40
June 17, 2019