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Binnie took the Biscuit

International Rescue: Binnie Sharon Smallbone, text and photo I’ve found myself caught in some ridiculous situations trying to help animals. But the Binnie saga probably took the biscuit. I was walking the dogs round the dirt track near my house and, unusually, I had to turn back and retrace my steps. If I remember rightly …

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The Great Goose Rap

The king requested Dhritarashtra and would not be deterred! For he longed to meet this most spectacular bird. Bodhisattva was reborn as Dhritarashtra, king of geese, he spread the wondrous Dharma, his teachings would not cease, for everyone’s good karma he worked hard to increase, bringing harmony and love to all with incredible peace. The …

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The Great Goose

Noble are the Bonds of True Friendship From: Buddha as an Animal, As Originally Told in the Jatakamala by Arya Shura Retelling and aquarelle illustrations by Greg Suffanti Thus it was said at one time … The Bodhisattva was reborn as Dhirtarachtra, the king of geese, he spread the wondrous Dharma, his teachings did never …

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The Feathered Soul

The Seven Raven A Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm Retold and translated by Heidi Muijen and Greg Suffanti Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who had seven sons. They were very happy, but their joy was even greater when they finally had a daughter. However, she was particularly delicate and …

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Free as a bird

The Bird and the Golden Cage Taken from an ancient story and proverb Retold by Nivedita Yohana There was once a beautiful singing bird adopted by a lonely and caring woman who loved it and pampered it in any way she could think of. The woman had been walking in the woods one day near …

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Ananse and the crocodile

Ewe/ Akan people story from the Volta region in Ghana Told by Kofi Dorvlo Ananse and the crocodile were friends and they contributed their quota to the development of the village in which they reside. The inhabitants in the village found crocodile to be good at block laying and entrusted most of the work in …

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As Happy as a Fish in Water!

A Chinese legend and an ancient text from the Zhuangzi Retold and reimagined with a bit of literary license by Heidi Muijen and translated by Greg Suffanti The ancient Zhuangzi text below contains a conversation between the philosophers Zhuangzi and Huizi …. Zhuangzi and Huizi had not seen each other for quite some time. They …

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