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...