Zen Stories about homeless.
United States. Homeless Old Man is given some money to look for Job next day in a Company. That Female CEO: "3 years before I become CEO of the Company. I am homeless/hungry. You put in some money in the cashier machine. And give me biggest sandwich I have ever see. I have been looking for You."
(*JESUS CHRIST: "do not steal Company Assets." If You want to Zen help People. Come up with Your Own Money.)
United States. On street. Pastor sees Female Teenager with Baby begging. Ask: "why don't You call home." Answer: "my Mother never going to forgive me." So Pastor uses mobile to call. Tell Her Mother of situation. Soon Daughter/Mother are crying over phone. Each Christmas. That Pastor receives Post Card from that Female Teenager.
(*which Parents don't worry sick for Their Children. Some are mouth hard. Heart soft.)
United States. A person walks passby homeless family. The Daddy is drunk drinking alcohols. Beside Him is Female with 2 Children. The person to Children: "this kind of useless Daddy. Do You love Him?" Answer: "He is not Our real Daddy. He uses to be rich CEO. He loses His whole Family in a car accident. And can only get drunk to forget Them. He now provides Our Daily Foods & Drinks with His Savings. He is Daddy to all of Us. Yes. We love Our Daddy."
(*do not look down on People.)
United States. Homeless approach Man for coins. Man: "no. But what is inside that old wooden chest you sitting on?. It looks like treasure chest." Homeless: "have been sitting on it for years. Have never look inside. Opening now." Inside are all pure gold bars.
(*have you try your best? Before GOD helps. GOD wants you to do the final touch.)
United States. Sunday. Everyone walks past Homeless Person on Church entrance. At 8.00am. That dirty clothings Pastor: "I wear that to test You. Everybody fails."
(*JESUS CHRIST: "We are called to Zen help the Poor." So They wear suits/ties to seek help?)
United States. A homeless beggar keeps approaching Pastor for money. Pastor says every start of month gives him fixed sum of allowance. But one time. Pastor cashflows a bit tight. So give beggar 5 days late. The beggar: "why so late? The me no need to eat. Is it?"
(*if you want to help. Sometimes helps are taken for granted. It is said. Better to give a fishing rod. Then fish everyday.)
Greek. Homeless beggar is begging. Every Passby: "why don't You work (like Us)?" Answer: "I wish I can. (I just don't know how)."
(*there is no such thing called poor people. Only things called People without good Zen Teachers.)
Angels. Homeless Person is crying outside church because refuses entry. JESUS CHRIST sits besides Him: "don't cry. I am not allowed to enter that Church also."
(*You are Zen treating Poor People as though You are treating GOD.)
United States. Christian passes MacDonald Foods to Single Mother with 3 Children hungry in Their Car. When ask how He knows? "JESUS CHRIST asks Me to."
(*helping Little Ones. The Zen Rewards are very great.)
Japan. Runaway kid stands outside Hawker Stall. After business finishes. Female Stall Owner gives him bowl of noodle: "you thanks Me for 1 bowl. How many bowls Your Mother has cooked for you?"
(*do You feel now Zen Gratitude for all Your Parents Bowls of Mee Upbringings?)
Japan. Mother CEO & Son stand outside Hawker Stall. After business finishes. Male Stall Owner sells Them the biggest bowl of new year noodle They have ever see for 100 yen. 5 Years later. They return to pay 2 bowls for 1 billion yen (forget exact): "it is because of that Warmth. That We return to save Our dead Husband company."
(*what are leftover foods to You? 100/1billion yen? Zen help Others is self-help.)
United States. Person has PhD in computer science. But no one wants to employ Him. So He applies for Basic Programmer with His computer science certificate. In a good Company. After few months. HR (Human Resource) asks His real qualifications. Because He programs too well. He shows His diploma. Then degree. Then master. Finally his PhD. And become Project Director.
(*no one wants to employe a white elephant. Pay very high. With no guarantee of performance return. You need to start small. And prove Your worth.)
United States. During depression. Christian Vegetables Seller always tries to help poor Families. Everyday about to close shop. 3 Kids come to buy some rotten leftover vegetables. They always want to give Seller Their Marbles. Answer: "You each just owe Me a Red Marble. I want real shiny one." Because Shiny Red Marbles are very hard to find during economic downturns. They go back feeling owning somethings. After years. At the Seller Funeral. The 3 Adults show up to give 3 Shiny Red Marbles. Widow: "I think My Husband is in Heaven with many Shiny Red Marbles."
(*as Perfect Christians. Are We suppose to gather big swiss accounts/Shiny Red Marbles?)
Japanese Anime. Female Classmate cooks rice for always hungry male Classmate. Discover forget to bring dishes. Male Classmate: "it is ok. Add salt enough."
(*to feed poor people. Don't think too complex.)
Europe. A criminal is curved letter 'S' on forehead for sinner. So he leaves for another Country. Start doing so much good. Everyone there asks what his 'S' stands for. Elders: "I think it means 'Saint'."
(*no matter how heavy your sins. Heaven is always opened for Redemption.")
United States. Pastor to Church: "let welcome Our Brother. (Homeless Person who standing down there just for Church Music)." In a Year. He gets Job. Plus totally clean clothings from Fellow Christians.
(*JESUS CHRIST: "knock & door opens. But You must take the First Zen Brave Step - walking into a Church.")