Ants making a stand for rationality

Following in the footsteps of my previous post of revelling in the misfortune of others, this story on Buddhist Monks Plagued By Ants made my laugh out loud this morning.

Read it first, it really is quite funny. Here are some highlights:

The Venerable Boon Keng practises what he calls "letting go" meditation - so he "lets go" of the pain. But out of consideration for worshippers less far along the path to enlightenment the monks are looking for ways to persuade the ants to go.

Sure. It's for the poor unenlightened. Riiiight.

They cannot encourage anyone to harm the ants, but the chief monk says that if someone turns up unbidden and deals with them without the monks' involvement then that is the will of the universe.

"Oh please don't hurt them while I'm looking over this way, Mr Exterminator. Oh, and please don't take the $200 we've left carelessly out on the dresser, conveniently matching your fee. Oh well, it was clearly the will of the universe."

HIlarious.

posted @ Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:44 AM

 
 
 
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