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The Scratched Diamond

diamond, diamond cutter, Harold Klemp, Jewish folktale, spiritual principle

Sri Harold Klemp sometimes uses folktales, fables, parables, and stories to illustrate spiritual principles. In the excerpt below from one of his talks, he retells “The Scratched Diamond” from The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales, by Peninnah Schram.

 

A student was walking along with his master one day. This master was known for always answering questions with a parable. His student said, “Rabbi, I have so many imperfections. What can I do? How can I work with them so that I can be a better person?” The Rabbi said, “Listen, and I’ll tell you a story. Read More

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Unlocking the Power of Creativity

bontreger_p1060750_xSometimes Sri Harold Klemp will use a fable to illustrate spiritual principles that can help people live more fulfilling lives. In the story below, he shares an important key to surviving in this world. What gift does it offer you?

 

The Wise King

By Harold Klemp

In an old kingdom in some faraway place in a forgotten time, the people had a system of government whereby they elected a new king every four years. The king, once elected, had absolute power. He could do anything he wanted, and his subjects were at his beck and call. There was only one problem. Read More

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