The Heart of the Matter
July 13, 2010
The Word is CELEBRATE!


A young monk arrives in a monastery where he is put to work as a copyist.

After a few days, he notices that the monks making copies of the scriptures are all working from copies -- not the original. This alarms the young monk because he thinks of how easy it would be for mistakes to be repeated. And so he goes to the Head Monk and expresses his concerns.

"Yes, brother," replies the Head Monk, "you have a valid point. But this is the way we've always done it. Still, I better check to make sure there are no errors."

So off he goes to the cellar where he spends the entire night carefully consulting the original scriptures. In the morning all of the brothers go down to the cellar and find the Head Monk crying.

"What's the matter?" they ask.

Between the loudest of sobs, he groans: "The word is celebrate!"

Thanks to Prem Rawat for the story.

Photo: Luo Shaoyang

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at July 13, 2010 12:24 AM


love this joke, he has the wickedest soh!

Posted by: Lucinda Brown [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2010 12:59 PM

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