Whatever you call this narrative genre, parables or philosophical stories, the meaning will be one. Short stories, filled with allegories, will be interesting for adults and children alike.
What it is
A person studies all his life, and philosophical parables aboutmeaning of life will always be relevant, because no one has answered exactly the question of why we came to this land, and therefore, any answer will be interesting. Such stories exist among different peoples of the world. The parable with philosophical meaning is found in Indian, Christian, Jewish culture and others. Themes are very diverse. Philosophical parables can be about love, about life, about the relationships of people, about children. They teach, give instructions, but at the same time do not directly indicate what is good or bad. The person himself comes to a certain conclusion after they have been read or listened to philosophical parables.
People or animals
In this article we will look at some of them.Most often there are parables about life and wisdom. They can be short or have an impressive volume. Some of them tell about famous characters, for example, Solomon, Nasreddin. Others - about fictional characters and events, their characters often become animals. This is a philosophical fairy tale-parable. One of them tells about a woman and a chicken. The woman was so greedy that she forcibly fed her bird to carry more eggs. As a result, the chicken suffocated by the fact that a large amount of grain in the throat blocked her access to oxygen, and died. A woman was left with nothing. The hero of another fairy tale was the monster of Azhdah.
Such philosophical parables can put indifficulty. It seems that everything is clear, and if you think about it, you can go deeper into the meaning of the story and draw interesting conclusions. But not only about the parable we need to think about, but about what aspects of our life it affects, what it condemns and what it approves. Try to understand the Dagestan parable about Azhdah. Once, it is narrated in it, Ajakha seized the source in the accident and allowed no one to approach him, killing the brave ones with his tail. On the palisade around his new palace hung the heads of the men he killed. This lasted quite a long time, until the brave man, who swore to liberate his country, grew up in one aul. He sat on his horse and went to the palace to the monster. Azhdakha rightly believed that human strength is not enough to defeat him. Therefore, first he asked a question, answering to which, it was possible to save his life. A brave young man, he showed two women. One of them was very beautiful, and the second had an ordinary appearance. The beast asked me to guess which woman he liked best. The resourceful young man replied that the one that Ajdaha likes most. It was true, and the monster died. This is the parable of the choice that we make. And maybe something else?
Philosophical parables about life
They tell of different situations in whichturns out to be a person, and give wise advice how to react properly without compromising one's personality. One of them tells how one person sailed alone on a boat. One day he closed his eyes and started meditating. Suddenly, some strange boat pushed his boat. He opened his eyes, full of anger at the man who could not control his boat, but saw that it was empty. This taught him not to react in any way to the fact that strangers try to hurt him or offend him. He immediately remembered that empty boat and calmed down.
Parable about the fact that you do not have to give up
This parable allegorically narrates thatDo not give up, and if life is a struggle, then fight to the end. Her main character was a donkey who fell into a well. He was very frightened and started screaming. The owner decided that it would not be possible to save the animal and we must leave it in the well. At the same time, he decided to fill the well with earth, because he still did not give water. Neighbors came to the rescue, took up the shovels and started throwing the well on the ground. The donkey began to scream, foreseeing an imminent demise. But soon he fell silent. People crowded at the edge of the well and saw that the donkey shakes the earth from the back and knocks it down with hoofs. So the clever animal was saved from imprisonment. Many people should have learned from him perseverance and love of life.
The Ring of Solomon
The parable of how the king received a lesson fromcourt sage. Initially, Solomon was very irritable. He reacted to everything that happened, and often because of this, he lost his peace and patience. Therefore, he had to turn to the sage for help, so that he could teach him to remain calm. He gave him a ring with an inscription, reading that, Solomon had to cope with his passions. She said: "It will pass!". For a time this method helped Solomon, but once his anger was so great that the ring could not calm him. Then he took it off to throw it away, but then noticed that on the inside there is also the inscription "It will pass". He did not take off the ring any more and learned to control his emotions.
Often parables tell us about the worldlywisdom. For example, the story of two brothers who were born in the same family. One of them became a professor, and the second became an ordinary worker. But when the family gathered together, the professor listened with great interest to the reasoning of his brother, who was wise and judicious. The professor's wife was unhappy with this fact. She believed that the worker could not teach her husband anything. But he objected that he was only a professor of botany, and not of all life. This parable teaches us to respect the wisdom and life experience of our loved ones, even if they have not reached great heights.
This parable, through the images of people,what our life consists of and how we need to relate to what is happening in it. It speaks of the Sultan having four wives. Most of all he loved the fourth of them, the youngest and most attractive. She also loved her husband and accepted with gratitude his gifts and caresses. The third wife was very beautiful, and she was also fond of the sultan. He often boasted to the rulers of other countries and was afraid of losing it. The second wife was very smart. She was an adviser to the Sultan and helped him in solving his problems. But the Sultan did not like his first wife. She was old, he did not choose it, but inherited from his deceased brother. She loved the Sultan, always tried to please him and do everything possible for the prosperity of the country and her husband.
One day the Sultan fell ill and felt the approachof death. Then he decided to invite his beloved wives to accompany him to the realm of the dead. The first, second and third wife categorically refused to do this, promising only to bury it with all the honors. Sultan was surprised and disappointed by their answers. But suddenly the fourth wife spoke. She promised to be with the Sultan where he would go after death. Then he noticed that she was grieving more than anyone else and looked exhausted. Then the sultan regretted that he had not loved her before and did not give her due attention.
So we, summed up in this parable, we havefour wives. Our body is the first wife. No matter how we care for him, after death we will leave the mortal shell. Career, wealth, position in society - this is the third wife, when we go to a different world, all this will remain different. Relatives are our second wife. No matter how they cared about us in life, after our death they will remain in this world. The soul, which, as a rule, we devote little time to in life, will be with us until the very end. And it depends on us how it will look at the end of our journey.
Signs on the way of man
Finally, we will tell a parable that can beread and the child. It teaches us to be attentive to those signs, which we pay little attention to, going through life. Dean is a little boy walking along the road. Not for nothing, he fell, hit hard and hurt his leg. Then he began to resent why God did not save him from falling. And at this time a poisonous snake crawled out of the way. The boy went on another road and was in a thunder-storm. He decided to take shelter under a tree, but, going to him, fell again and hit. Again he expressed his indignation that God does not protect him, and turned onto another path. At that time, lightning struck the tree trunk, under which he was going to hide, and it caught fire. On the third road he walked very carefully, hoping only for himself. But still fell and this time broke his arm. Then he lost all faith and walked through the mountains. It was by the way, because the third road led to a cliff. Climbing the mountain, the boy saw a poisonous snake on the first road, a charred tree on the second road and a chasm at the end of the third road. Then he realized that God protected him every time, and faith returned to him.
Any failure can be a success. Accident can prevent a big trouble that was waiting in the lead. In order for the life to be smooth and calm, study the philosophical parables - the source of experience and wisdom.