[Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to the Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us… 🙂 )
One day a young student at the Buddhist monastery goes to meditate with two monks as part of his education, they go to the opposite side of the lake from the monastery and are about to start their morning meditation when the first monk says, “oh no I forgot my mat”, so walks up to the lake and walks calmly across the surface of the water to the monastery and returns with his mat. Suddenly the second monk says “oh no I’ve forgotten my sun hat” so he runs across the surface of the water to the monastery and returns with a straw hat. The student is astounded by this and at the end of the meditation he tries to walk across the water. He falls straight in and emerges soaking wet, the two monks look on and after watching his failed attempts for a while the first monk says to the second “do you think we should tell him where the stones are!”
While in London Buddha purchased a copy of The Big Issue from a street vendor with a £10 note, when Buddha asked for his change the vendor looked with a smile and said, “Ah, change must come from within…
When asked what he wanted for his birthday, the Yogi replied, “I wish no gifts” only presence.
There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?’
Meditation Cartoon from http://www.sitillustrated.com
In-Tent to Meditate….