Spiritual Humor: How Enlightened Are You?

7f8a29573063a987a380f3bdb8f262ebHOW ENLIGHTENED ARE YOU?


If you can live without caffeine,

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,

*Then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog!

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One Buddhist monk leaned over to another and quietly asked, “Are you not thinking what I’m not thinking?”

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Disciple: Oh wise and all knowing one, take me to the realm of perfect peace.
Master: If I take you to that realm, it will no longer be peaceful.


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