a chuckle for Wednesday


Once upon a time, a mystic lived up in the mountains in a hut far from civilization. A delegation of religious leaders from down in the valley went to visit him because they wanted his opinion to settle a religious disagreement.

When they arrived unannounced, they found the mystic meditating in his hut and — much to their dismay — he was naked.

The leader of the visiting group exclaimed:
I demand to know why you are meditating in your hut with no pants on!!

The mystic calmly replied:
The world is my hut, and this small room is my pants; perhaps it is you who should explain — Why are you in my pants?


Adapted from Kornfield, Jack. “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path.” (Bantam, 2001).

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