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The Monastery

There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several old monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying.

One tourist got exceedingly nervous about half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was old and frayed. With a trembling voice he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope.
The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, “Whenever it breaks.”

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Not All Buddhist Teachings Have a Spiritual Lesson

A woman’s husband left her for another woman.

She’s devastated. She heard that there’s a wise monk who lives up in a mountain and decides to consult him.

After a few days of traveling, she reaches the top and meets the wise monk.

She tells the monk, “I spent my whole life with my husband. My youth was dedicated supporting him, taking care of him. And now he has left me for a another woman. My life is stolen, and I’m left with nothing. I don’t know what to do”.

The monk gives her a cookie and asks her to eat it. After she finishes eating, he asks, “Was the cookie delicious?”

“Yes,” she answers.

“Do you want another one?”


The monk looks her in the eye and says “Do you see the problem now?”

The woman thinks for a while, and then slowly speaks. “I guess human nature is greedy. You get one, then you want more, maybe a new one, bigger one. It’s never enough. And nothing lasts forever, everything is finite. We should be aware of this and not disappointed.”

The monk shakes his head. “No, I mean you are too fat, you should eat less.”

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