Nov 4, 2017

the father

The monk said to a father:

"Why do you waste your time with all this: work, wife, kids? You should be busy walking to enlightenment?"
"I am", replied the father while helping his little daughter put on the shoes.

the mother

A monk asked for shelter for the night from a lady.

While she was taking care of her kids, he asked him why he was a monk?

"I am trying to get my enlightenment."

"I asked why are you a monk?"

Watching her feeding her kids, the monk got his enlightenment.

Nov 3, 2017

the master

After traveling the world and learning everything he could learn, he heard of a new master.

He went to visit him.

"Master, I learned so many things and know almost everything that can be known. What it is I am missing?"

With a quick turn, the master slapped him almost knocking him down.

With great shock, he looked at the master who was smiling.

He touched the master's feet and got his enlightenment.

Nov 2, 2017

the farmer

"My crops are the richest in the country. I must be really special", thought the farmer.

Mother Earth smiled.

The chick

The chick just hatched from the egg. Looking around to his brothers and sisters and to the other eggs he said:

"I am not like you, I don't need anybody to teach me how to fly." And he jumped out of the nest.

Nov 1, 2017

In the boat

On the path to the ocean, the monk was hurrying along the river bank.

"Why don't you join us?" a boatman said.

Oct 31, 2017

the stop

One monk was on the path to his enlightenment.

Tired, he stopped to enjoy a little rest.

Just then, he reached his destination.

Oct 29, 2017

The candle

A group of candles met to discuss how to get light.

After long discussions about the strategies they should follow, one of them said: "I think it is pretty simple. We just have to find one candle that already has the light".

All the other candles laughed.

"What an ignorant", said them. "It cannot be that simple."

The most beautiful flower

"I am the most beautiful flower of this whole tree", said the pink flower on the top of the tree.

"No, I think I am the most beautiful flower in the whole world."

She was indeed beautiful.

A gust of wind removed her from the tree.

"I am the most miserable flower in the world", thought the flower. "I am flying aimlessly, with nobody to see me and appreciated me. I wish I've never been."

Some time passed and the wind flew her over the woods and rivers and fields.

In the end, she arrived at the ocean.

Only then she understood.

Oct 25, 2017

on the mountain

The monk was determined to reach the top of the mountain.

Without rest, in silence, he was walking the path.

And this for a very long time.

But then he stopped for a while and turned his eyes to the valley he came from. A beautiful valley indeed. He sat on a rock and listened to the birds.

He smiled.

He reached his destination.

the eggs

- I want to reach enlightenment, I told my master.

- It is simple. But let's eat first.

Let's boil some eggs together.

First, we take a pot. No need to think too much, pick whatever you have that is big enough. No need to analyze the pot. A pot is a pot. It was built to boil things.

Put the eggs in the pot. Carefully so they don't break. No need to hurry.

Get some water. No need to understand the water, just open the tap. Cold, hot, it does not matter. Just fill the pot with water.

Put the pot on the stove. Turn the heat on. The stove is a complicated thing. To use it there is no need to understand it. You just need to master turning it on.

Now, just wait for 10-15 minutes. No need to do anything, just sit and watch.

The water has the boiling inside. You cannot teach it to boil or to boil faster. You just bring it close to heat and it will boil.

After some time to turn off the heat, take the eggs out and wait for them to cool down. No need to analyze. They will cool down with or without you.

And now you can enjoy the eggs.

- But I am confused, what does it have to do with enlightenment?

- Sorry to hear that, let's do it again...

Jul 6, 2017

my job

I met my master
and suggested some jobs
for me to work on.

He smiled.
It does not work like that.
When I created you
I put in you the qualities
for the work I need you to do.

I also put inside you
the joy of doing that work.

So, what should I do now?

Just wait and listen.
Your tasks will become apparent
in time.

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Mar 17, 2017

I sang to you

I sang to you
In thousands of words
And you only enjoyed
The space between them.

Feb 6, 2017

The storm

We were all sitting in the big round room. Here we had everything, we had beds and all that was needed for the time being. We were comfortable for now.

He stood up and said: "I have something to say and I would like you to pay attention".

He was not a leader. No, not at all. As a matter of fact, we did not have a leader, we were all together, into this.

But, this time, we felt that he had something important to say, so we keep silent.

"The storm is coming", he said. "A storm like we've never seen before. Rain pushed around by winds of incredible speeds. We need to be careful with this one."

"What do to?", said some of us.

"Not much. All you need to do is take care of the windows around you. Be sure they are closed so nothing bad can come in. Then, we'll all be safe. So I want each one of you, this very moment, to stand up and check your windows. Be sure they are closed."

All of us stood up and checked the windows close by. I did too. Then the wind started and only then I noticed a small window opened. I run and closed it just in time. Wow. One more second and I don't want to know what would have happened...