Monday, December 21, 2009

Kahlil Gibran's Wise Dog

One day there passed by a company of cats a wise dog.

And as he came near and saw that they were very intent and heeded him not, he stopped.

Then there arose in the midst of the company a large, grave cat and looked upon them and said, “Brethren, pray ye; and when ye have prayed again and yet again, nothing doubting, verily then it shall rain mice.”

And when the dog heard this he laughed in his heart and turned from them saying, “O blind and foolish cats, has it not been written and have I not known and my fathers before me, that that which raineth for prayer and faith and supplication is not mice but bones.”

Read more of Kalhil Gibran's parables here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let's laugh in Spanish - Chakra checking machine

Hola! This blog has found out it had a Spanish cousin, called Humor Sahaja. Those of you who can laugh in Spanish, by all means, please do that! Contributions are also appreciated.

For those of you who don't, here's a translated sample:

In the Madrid Airport, a yogi is told by another yogi that they have just installed a machine which, for an euro, can tell you not only who you are, but also the state of your chakras! As he still has a few hours before his flight, he decides to check it out.

He puts an euro into the machine and he hears an electronic voice: "Welcome to our interactive service for personal and vibrational identification! Do you want to know who you are and what is your state? Please answer Yes or No". Obviously the yogi says Yes. The machine continues: "Ok then, your name is José Pérez López, your flight is the 13:30 Iberia with destination Toronto, and your catches are on Left Swadisthan, Right Nabhi and Agnya."

Startled by the response, the yogi leaves, goes in a quiet corner of the airport, works on his chakras, comes back and the machine tells him the same thing. Again and again for several times.

Ok then!... the yogi decides to try and fool the machine. He purchases a woman traditional costume from a duty free shop nearby, disguises himself with it and comes back to the machine. After paying the due amount of 1 euro, the machine seems at first a little confused, then recovers its confidence and says: "Well, you already know your name is José Pérez López, and that your Left Swadisthan, Right Nabhi and Agnya are still catching. But, what you may not realize is that, if you don't stop fooling around RIGHT NOW, you will definitely miss your 13:30 Iberia flight to Toronto!"

Reasons not to meditate - have a break