Sunday, October 17, 2010

[lawak] The Monk

A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He
goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, "My car broke down.
Do you think I could stay the night?

As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound; a sound like
no other that he has ever heard. The next morning, he asks the monks what
the sound was, but they say: "We can't tell you because you're not a

way some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same monastery .

The monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his car.

The next morning, he asks what the sound was, but the monks reply: "We
can't tell you because you're not a monk."

I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a
The monks reply: "you must travel the earth and tell us how many blades
of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find
these numbers, you will become a monk."
The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and
knocks on the door of the monastery. He says: "I have traveled the earth
and devoted my life to the task demanded and have found what you had
asked for. There are 371,145,236,284,232 blades of grass and
231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth!"
The monks reply: "Congratulations, you are correct, and you are now
considered a monk . We shall now show you the way to the sound."
The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says: "the
sound is behind that door."
The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He asks: "May I
have the key ?"

The monks give him the key, and he opens the door.

Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone. The man requests
the key to the stone door.

The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of
ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that
door is another door, this one made of sapphire.. And so it went on until
the man had gone through doors of emerald,......silver, topaz, and amethyst.

Finally, the monks say: "This is the key to the last door!"

The man is relieved to be at the end. He unlocks the door, turns the
knob, and behind that door he is astonished to find the source of that
strange sound. It is truly an amazing and unbelievable sight


I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk.

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