Well, duh

A nobleman went up to the Zen Master Hakuin and asked him “What happens to the enlightened man at death?”

“Why ask me?” said Hakuin.

“Because you’re a Zen master.”

“Yes, but not a dead one.”


  1. mnb0 says

    I like this one better.

    A young man went to a Zen master and asked if he could become his pupil. The Zen master accepted him.
    Full of high expectations and anticipating profound wisdoms the young man, after a day of hard thinking, dared to ask the Zen master a question. In response the Zen master hit the pupil on his head with a stick.
    The next time the pupil though two days of a better question. The same happened: the Zen master hit him with his stick.
    That went on for a few weeks, until the pupil had enough. In anger he shouted: “You’re not a Zen master, you’re full of shit! From now on I’ll try to find the answers myself!”
    The Zen master answered: “Finally you have learned my lesson.”

  2. grasshopper says

    From The Profit, by Kehlog Albran

    A priest asked,
    What is Fate, Master?

    And he answered:
    It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence.
    It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs.

    It is that which has caused nations to build by-ways from City to City upon which carts and coaches pass, and alongside which inns have come to be built to stave off Hunger, Thirst and Weariness.
    It is that which has caused great fleets of ships to ply the Seven Seas wherever the wind blows.

    And that is Fate? said the priest.

    Fate… I thought you said Freight, responded the Master.

    That’s all right, said the priest. I wanted to know what Freight was too.

  3. northstar says

    What did the Dalai Lama ask of the hotdog vendor?

    Make me One with everything.

    My favorite joke.

  4. sonofrojblake says

    So the hotdog vendor made him one with everything, and said “That’ll be $3.99”. And the Dalai Lama gave him a twenty, and lo, the hotdog vendor did put the twenty in his pocket, and move on to the next customer.

    And the Dalai Lama did say “Hey, what about my change?”
    And the hotdog vendor said…

    “Change comes from within.”

    Ay theng yo.

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