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Tales of Wisdom is an ongoing series of stories from diverse cultures that teach moral understandings from those cultures. The podcast is meant for busy families on the go to have something to listen to and chat about.

Tales of Wisdom is an ongoing series of stories from diverse cultures that teach moral understandings from those cultures. The podcast is meant for busy families on the go to have something to listen to and chat about.
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United States

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Tales of Wisdom is an ongoing series of stories from diverse cultures that teach moral understandings from those cultures. The podcast is meant for busy families on the go to have something to listen to and chat about.

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English

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9712757961


Episodes

HABOGI – An Icelandic Fairy Tale

7/17/2019
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The Nordic Island country of Iceland rises up from the waters where the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean meet. It is a land shaped by the forces of nature, abundant with volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, fjords and glaciers, and rivers flowing through the lowlands to the sea. Because it sits so close to the Arctic Circle, in mid-summer the daylight hours there are long –the sun sets only at midnight and rises again just a few hours later. In the middle of winter the opposite...

Duration:00:19:52

Finding a New Spring – A tale of perseverance.

7/3/2019
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Today’s story is a retelling of one of the many ancient Jataka Tales of Buddhist literature, dating back to the 4th century. FINDING A NEW SPRING A tale of perseverance. In a far off land of a long ago past, there lived a prosperous Tradesman who traveled from country to country to sell his goods. After trading repeatedly in the same countries year after year, he decided it was time to lead his caravan to a foreign country yet unknown to him. Thus, he gathered his men to prepare for...

Duration:00:13:12

Peach Blossom Shangri-la

6/28/2019
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I was drawn to the garden this morning. As I turned the cool soil with my fingertips and planted a row of seeds, a light, fresh breeze played through the leaves of the trees at the forest edge, and ever so gently swung the graceful, hanging branches of a tall willow. Dew drops hung on the grass tips, which were still wet where the sun hadn’t yet reached them. Birdsong filled the fresh spring air. I was reminded of a story, in this quiet, blissful little morning corner of the world…which I...

Duration:00:07:35

The Banyan Deer

6/18/2019
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Today’s story is a re-telling of a 3rd century Jataka Tale. Also known as the “Birth-stories”, the Jatakas form one of the sacred books of the Buddhists, and tell wisdom stories of the Buddha in his many reincarnations. THE BANYAN DEER THERE was once a deer the color of gold. His eyes were round and shone like jewels from his noble head. His horns were majestic and smooth as silver. His mouth was the deep red of a flower. Strong legs stretched down from a powerful body to hooves that...

Duration:00:11:58

The Tale of the Two Falcons

6/7/2019
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In a far off land long ago, there lived a king who received a gift of two magnificent peregrine falcons. They were the most beautiful birds he had ever seen, and believed to be the fastest birds in the world. Their backs were blue-grey, and under their powerful wings, the feathers of their bodies were barred in black and white. Brilliant, glistening eyes shone out from the smooth, obsidian-colored feathers on their heads. The King at once gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be...

Duration:00:05:25

The Bridge to Forgiveness

5/26/2019
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Once, somewhere in a beautiful, simple part of the world, there were two brothers, who were born only a few years apart. Their father was a farmer, as his father had been before him, and his father’s father, before that. When the boys were young they often took care of each other while he worked the farm, which was quite large. In the mornings they ate breakfast together and often would then spend the day roaming the fields, hills, and woods of the expansive farmland. The brothers...

Duration:00:11:04

Can the Government Force People to Vaccinate?

5/9/2019
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In the middle of a measles outbreak, some Americans are not vaccinating their kids. Local governments want to go after them. But is that against the law? And is this problem going to get worse? The post Can the Government Force People to Vaccinate? appeared first on America Daily.

Duration:00:16:26

The Happy Man’s Shirt

5/8/2019
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The Happy Mans Shirt Long, long, ago, a kind and gentle King ruled over a mighty kingdom. He was dearly loved by his many subjects and his court, and all was prosperous and peaceful, in his realm. All were happy, except for the Kings only son. The Prince would spend his days at the window, gazing mournfully over the land. Every day his face became paler, and the King was filled with worry. “Dearest son,” he said “what is it that you lack? What makes you so unhappy? Is there something you...

Duration:00:07:51

E2. The Selfish Giant!

5/8/2019
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Today we tell the famous tale from Oscar Wilde called the Selfish Giant. A beloved tale that has lasted for generations, The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, one of the world's greatest writers, tells the tale of a very selfish giant, his wonderful garden, the curious and playful village children, and, of course, the little child who changes the giant's heart. A beloved classic in English literature, The Selfish Giant may be Oscar Wilde's greatest story of redemption and forgiveness. The...

Duration:00:13:27

The Emperor’s Seed – A Story About Integrity

5/8/2019
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The Emperor’s Seed by: Author Unknown, Source Unknown Once there was an emperor in the Far East who was growing old and knew it was coming time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or one of his own children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It has come time for me to step down and to choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you.” The kids were shocked! But...

Duration:00:08:53