March 8, 2015

Jiddu Krishnamurti Telling A Joke...

Jiddu Krishnamurti telling a joke...
[source: Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti p. 242]

“There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”

[source: The Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti p.187]

A man dies and goes to the Pearly Gates. St. Peter says to him, "You’ve lived a fairly good life, not cheated or sinned too much. But before entering heaven I must tell you that we’re all bored here. God never laughs, and the angels are quite moody, praying most of the time. So please hesitate before entering heaven. Perhaps, you’d like to go down and see what that’s like. Then come and tell me what you prefer. But it’s up to you. Just ring that bell over there. An elevator will come up and you just get into it and go down."

So the chap rings the bell and goes down in the elevator. The doors open and he is met by the most beautiful girls, who take care of him, et cetera, et cetera. '‘By Jove", he thinks, "this is life." And he says to the girls, "May I just go and tell St. Peter?" He rings the bell, get into the elevator and goes up. He says to St. Peter, "Sir, it’s very good of you to have offered me the choice, I prefer down below." St. Peter says, "I thought you would." The man rings the bell again and goes down. The doors open and two ugly friends grab him and beat him up, pushing and kicking him. He moans, "Wait a minute. Just a little while ago you treated me like a king. And now this; why?"

"Ah, you were a tourist then."

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