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

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

Why torture yourself when life will do it for you? - Laura Walker

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic. - Rosalind Russell

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I realized my mission in life was to learn more, not earn more. - Surya Das

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The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot

I always ask the question, "Is this what I want in my life?" - Kathy Ireland

Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life. - Marilu Henner

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. - Eleanor Roosevelt

There's no rejection in life quite like a cancelled shrink appointment. - Bill Schenk

Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. - Lawrence Kasdan

They say love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life. - Douglas William Jerrold

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Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. - Robert Frost

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I object to people running down the future. I intend to live the rest of my life there. - Charles F Kettering

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One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed. - Ann Landers

Except for a few guitar chords, everything I've learned in my life that is of any value I've learned from women. - Glenn Frey

Having a specific meaning and purpose in your life helps to encourage you towards living a fulfilling and inspired life. - Vic Johnson

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A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. - Lois Wyse

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. - Oscar Wilde

When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. - Alexandre Dumas

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31-Mar-2020