Monastery Life

Better later than never at all...


A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying copies, and not the original books.

So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him about this. He points out that if there was an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies. The head monk says, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.”

So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original. Hours later, nobody has seen him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him. He hears sobbing coming from the back of the cellar and finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books crying. He asks what’s wrong.

“The word is celebrate,” says the old monk.


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Friends are the sunshine of life. - John Hay

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. - Norman Cousins

I do not regret one moment of my life. - Lillie Langtry

I love life because what more is there. - Anthony Hopkins

Those whom we support hold us up in life. - Marie E. von Eschenbach

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost

There is no enlightenment outside daily life. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Life is for one generation. A good name is forever. - Japanese proverb

In the cookie of life, friends are chocolate chips. - Salman Rushdie

The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks. - Voltaire

If we do not know about life, how can we know about death? - Confucius

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. - Oscar Wilde

If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all. - Rodney Dangerfield

Man fools himself. He prays for a long life, and he fears an old age. - Chinese Proverb

If we have our own why of life, we shall get along with almost any how. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What I've learned is that life is too short and movies are too long. - Denis Leary

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I had realized it sooner. - Colette

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. - Raimonda

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life. - Governor Grand Moff Tarkin

The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I don't make plans, because life is short and unpredictable - much like the weather. - Al Roker

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The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing. - Lady Astor

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde

If life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it. - Unknown

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting. - Plutarch

You can't fall if you don't climb. But there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground. - Unknown

Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently. - Palladas

You can't reach old age by another man's road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you. - Mark Twain

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. - Jawaharlal Nehru

If only I'd known that one day my differentness would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier. - Bette Midler

The circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are. - Mewtwo

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. - T S Eliot

If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers! - Homer Simpson

Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants. - Stewart L McKinley

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see. - Angelina Jolie

How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or draw off from his veins the black drop which he drew from his father’s or mother's life? - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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16-Sep-2019