八十層樓

有一對兄弟,他們的家住在八十層樓。

有一天他們出去爬山,回家的時候,卻發現大樓停電了!雖然他們揹著一大包的行李,但看來沒什麼選擇,於是哥哥對弟弟說:「我們爬樓梯上去吧!」

於是,他們就揹著一大包行李開始往上爬。

Baked Beans

One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans.

Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I would be late because I had to walk home. On my way, I passed by a small diner and the aroma of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released ALL the gas.

Tomorrow

Once, there lived a child. He lived in a happy family, with parents and siblings. However, he never stopped to think about how wonderful his life had been. He just kept on playing, squabbling with his siblings when they did not want to play what he wanted to play. However, when he wanted to apologize, he always said, "Never mind, there's tomorrow."

Two Bad Bricks

There was once a group of monks who went to Australia to propagate Buddhism. They were new to the place and everything had to be started from scratch. After purchasing a plot of land, they bought bricks, construction materials and with their own hands, they started to build a temple. Laying bricks is a test of patience. Before a brick is laid, cement has to be layered, making sure that its thickness is somewhat consistent. When the layering is done, the bricks are laid on top with great care, for just a slip of mindfulness will result in crooked and slated bricks.

This is Heaven

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years.

He wondered where the road was leading them.