Hello friends. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Have a few stories to tell you but kind of very busy at work. Here's one story than my 'office echo friend' shared with me. Thought that you guys might like it :)

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?

The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car. 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 monk.

The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry 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..

That night, he hears the same strange mesmerizing sound that he had heard years earlier.

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

The man says, all right, all right. I'm dying to know.

If the only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?

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 travelled 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 reache! s 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

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



thank you to Anne for helping me with the post today.

10 woofs:

Nessa said...


Annyyyyyyy!!! So excited to know what's behind the door, then kena become a monk lagi! Iz not fair! :*(

Cissss!! Cisssskek! Pinjam Emila's femes words ~ 'Basketball Bodishon!!'

BTW I'm not angry with you ah :D

Unknown said...

hahahahhahahahhaa.. terkenooooooo jugo si dia niiiiiiiiiii.. hahhahahahahahhaaa..

sukanya sayooooooo.. even though i oso terkeno when i got the email :D

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Annyboo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why you so kejam one? Now I have to go and become a monk just to find out the answer. And you know how many more blades of grass have grown since then?????? Jaga you, sure kena zapped for this ... LOL!

Ok, now to start counting those blades of grass ... 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ...

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

But it was a damn good one though :D

... 24, 25, 26, 278, 29, 30, 31, 32 ...

Unknown said...

u too Spiffy?? hhahahahhahaa.. u both just made my day! wahahaha
urm... so ur gonna try and be a monk?

Unknown said...

start recounting Spiff.. hahhahahaa.. new grass just grew in my garden too.. hehhehehehhe.. good luck! we'll check in on you in a few years time :D

Nessa said...

Spiff a monk????? Not in a million years!!!! Wakakakaka

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

... 223,224,25,226,227,228 ...

What Nessa, you don't believe I can be a monk? LOL!

... 256,257,258,259 ...

Unknown said...

mebbe Nessa.. we'll just gibe him a few years to count.. hehhehehe.. who knows.. *LOL*

Unknown said...

Spiffy.. u miss out a number there.. u need to do a recount... :p