Monk On A Rope

Monastery ride with high expectations


A monastery was perched high on an isolated cliff, and the only way to reach it was to ride in a basket which was hauled to the top by a team of monks.

The ride up was not for the faint-hearted, and one visitor was looking exceedingly pale by the time he reached the summit. As he stepped trembling from the basket, he couldn’t help noticing that the rope was old and frayed.

“How often do you change that rope?” he asked one of the monks.
The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, “Whenever it breaks.”


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Man is incurably religious. - Ravi Zacharias

My true religion is Kindness. - Dalai Lama

Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Religion is the search for ultimate meaning. - Viktor Frankl

The church is the great lost-and-found department. - Robert Short

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. - Louis Nizer

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

A rigorous religion can be conceived and nurtured in ignorance. - Ravi Zacharias

For the man who prays in his heart, the whole world is a church. - Sylvain of Athos

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. - Bill Cosby

To be born in India is to arrive into the world swimming in religion. - Ravi Zacharias

Give me a couple of pages of the Bible, and I'll give you a picture. - Cecil B. DeMille

I'll be down in the front row with a basket of last month's eggs. - WC Fields

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. - Theodore Roosevelt

A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook. - Francis James Grimke

The Bible does not give us a road map for life, but it does give us a compass. - Gordon S. Jackson

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. - Thomas Paine

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal

Religion is like a map. The route isn't important. It's the destination that matters. - Marianne Williamson

Most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms. - Caroline Fraser

Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. - Mia Hamm

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious. - Meghan O'Rourke

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. - Charles Caleb Colton

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic. - Kingsley Amis

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all. - Kahlil Gibran

He made us all one true religion, Edith, which he named after his son, Christian - or Christ, for short. - Archie Bunker

Going to Church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. - Billy Sunday

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

The task of organized religion is not to prove that God was in the 1st century, but that he is in the 20th. - S.H. Miller

I've always loved yoga because you get to connect to a deep religious truth while stretching your legs. - Katya Zamolodchikova

Since I got to 80, I've started reading the Bible a lot more. It's kind of like cramming for my finals. - Vincent Watson

Dieting is not a sprint, it's a marathon. If you celebrate the small victories, you will eventually win the war. - Ian K Smith

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. - George Eliot

I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. - Keanu Reeves

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. - Robert F. Kennedy

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The hallmark of religion is to distrust claims made for mortal men. It is in ages of great religious faith that great skepticism can find expression. - Malcolm Muggeridge


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02-Jun-2020