Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Taking a step back


"Words are the dress of thoughts

which should no more be presented in rags, tatters and dirt
than your person should."




Once four intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence in quiet meditation.

On the first day all were silent, and the meditation went on as scheduled. But when night came, the oil-lamp they were using ran out of oil and started to flicker. A servant was dozing off nearby. One of them could not help but say to the servant: 'Fix the lamp'.

The second friend was horrified to hear the first one speaking. 'Hush,' he said, 'We are not supposed to say a word, remember?'

'Both of you are stupid. Why did you talk?' said the third.

Very softly, the fourth muttered, 'I was the only one who didn't say anything.'

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madmonk says,

Good one!! As one who meditates I can appreciate the message. I shall remain silent and use my telepathy!! Ha, ha (no sound, silent laughing.....!!)

24/5/07 11:38  
Blogger Maverick SM said...

Did I say anything? Oops!!!!

24/5/07 22:45  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Anon: ;P

Mave: *Muawks!!!* :-D

25/5/07 08:55  
Blogger desiderata said...

You said Adiew; we (Howsy, Mave and Desi) said vellakum! What hAPpen'd? we waited and waited and waited...Till May dae 2008?

25/5/07 14:20  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

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25/5/07 17:25  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Desi: Sometimes, it's much more fun to keep some things mysterious, no?

25/5/07 17:56  

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